Parramatta Road improvement work Taverners Hill

Roads and Maritime Services has completed work to improve traffic flow and travel on Parramatta Road between Sloane Street, Haberfield and Flood Street, Leichhardt.

Parramatta Road facing eastbound, near the Taverners Hill Light Rail Station
Parramatta Road facing eastbound, near the Taverners Hill Light Rail Station

Updates and announcements

In March 2019 Roads and Maritime Services completed work to add a third eastbound lane on Parramatta Road between Sloane Street, Haberfield and Flood Street, Leichhardt.

Roads and Maritime Services thanks the community and motorists for their patience while work was carried out on this essential upgrade.

Project background

Roads and Maritime Services investigated options to improve traffic flow and travel time reliability along Parramatta Road between Sloane Street, Haberfield and Flood Street, Leichhardt. This 400 metre section of Parramatta Road was previously a five lane divided arterial road.

The improvement involved the reallocation of existing road space on Parramatta Road to provide an additional eastbound traffic lane and an extended dedicated right turn lane from Parramatta Road in to West Street, Petersham. Following the improvement, this section of Parramatta Road now has capacity for six lanes, three eastbound and three westbound.

Key features

This improvement has:

  • helped ease existing congestion and improve traffic flow
  • provided better network integration between Parramatta Road and the New M4 project
  • increased capacity of Parramatta Road to six lanes, with three eastbound and three westbound
  • reduced vehicles queuing to turn right into West Street, Petersham blocking the through lanes on Parramatta Road
  • improved travel time reliability

Project benefits

This improvement has:

  • helped ease existing congestion and improve traffic flow
  • provided better network integration between Parramatta Road and the New M4 project
  • increased capacity of Parramatta Road to six lanes, with three eastbound and three westbound
  • reduced vehicles queuing to turn right into West Street, Petersham blocking the through lanes on Parramatta Road
  • improved travel time reliability

Thank you

We appreciate your patience while we delivered this important project.

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