Proposed intersection improvements on Blaxland Road, Eastwood

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

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services is seeking your feedback by Sunday 3 September 2017 on these proposals at the intersection of Blaxland Road and First Avenue, and Blaxland Road, Balaclava Road and Ball Avenue, Eastwood.

We propose to improve traffic flow through these intersections by widening sections of the road and turning lanes and providing new footpaths. These changes will improve travel time for motorists by reducing the congestion and traffic queues at these intersections.

View or download the August 2017 Project Update (PDF, 6.2Mb) for more information.

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 Points 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
  • Extending 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
  • Line 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
  • Line marking.

Community engagement

Roads and Maritime is seeking community feedback on proposed improvements by Sunday 3 September 2017.

You can provide your comments by:

  • Phone: 1800 572 004 during business hours
  • Email: pinchpoint@rms.nsw.gov.au
  • Mail: Pinch Points Program project team,
    Roads and Maritime Services
    PO Box 973, Parramatta, NSW 2124

Next steps

We will prepare two community consultation reports summarising the feedback received and our responses.

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