Proposed intersection improvements on Blaxland Road, Eastwood

The NSW Government is funding two proposals at intersections on Blaxland Road, to reduce congestion and improve travel times for road users.

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services sought feedback from the community and stakeholders in August and September 2017 on proposed intersection improvements on Blaxland Road, Eastwood.

View or download the community consultation reports which summarise the feedback and responses:

View or download the February 2018 project update (PDF, 189Kb) that was distributed to local residents and stakeholders.

Project background

The NSW Government is funding two proposals as part of its $300 million Urban Roads Pinch Point Program and its $225 million Pinch Point Program, which aims to reduce congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s busiest corridors.

Project objectives

The key benefits of the proposed intersection improvements on Blaxland Road at First Avenue, Eastwood include:

  • reduced queue lengths for motorists turning right from Blaxland Road into First Avenue
  • reduced queue lengths for motorists travelling north on First Avenue
  • improved safety at the intersection, with a reduction in the number of rear end crashes and crashes involving motorists changing lanes
  • reduced traffic delays due to a better flow of traffic for motorists at all points of the intersection.

The key benefits of the proposed intersection improvements on Blaxland Road at Balaclava Road and Ball Avenue, Eastwood include:

  • reduced queue lengths for motorists turning right from Blaxland Road into Balaclava Road
  • reduced queue lengths for motorists travelling north on Blaxland Road
  • improved safety at the intersection for motorists turning right into Balaclava Road from Blaxland Road
  • reduced traffic delays due to a better flow of traffic for motorists travelling northbound.

Key features

The proposed work at the intersection of Blaxland Road at First Avenue, Eastwood includes:

  • changing the current lane configuration on Blaxland Road to accommodate a dual right turn lane
  • the left turn lane from First Avenue onto Blaxland Road by 100 metres, which would accommodate about 14 extra cars
  • extending the centre median by 50 metres on the northbound approach of Blaxland Road
  • modifying the existing central raised medians on Blaxland Road and on First Avenue, to accommodate the dual right turn lanes from First Avenue
  • upgrading traffic lights
  • reconstructing the footpath and traffic islands
  • road marking.

The proposed work at the intersection of Blaxland Road at Balaclava Road and Ball Avenue, Eastwood includes:

  • changing the current lane configuration to provide an additional right turn lane from Blaxland Road into Balaclava Road
  • widening on the eastern side of Blaxland Road to accommodate the additional right turn lane
  • installing a new raised median in the center of Blaxland Road
  • upgrading traffic lights
  • relocating drainage pits and underground pipes
  • reconstructing the footpath
  • road marking.

Community engagement

Roads and Maritime invited community and key stakeholder feedback on proposed improvements in August and September 2017. We have now prepared two community consultation reports that summarise the feedback we received and our responses. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to consider our proposal and provide feedback.

What happens next?

Roads and Maritime will finalise the detailed design and environmental assessment for these proposals. We will continue to keep the community informed as the project progresses.

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