Intersection improvements on Centennial Avenue and Epping Road, Lane Cove

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

Intersection improvements on Centennial Avenue and Epping Road, Lane Cove
Proposed intersection improvements along Centennial Avenue and Epping Road, Lane Cove

Updates and announcements

Start of Works

Roads and Maritime will be upgrading the intersection of Centennial Avenue and Epping Road, Lane Cove to improve traffic flow, travel times and road safety by reducing queue lengths and improving left turns for motorists traveling northbound.

Work is expected to start in November 2018 and will take approximately ten months to complete. We will notify you again before work starts.

The site compound will be used for:

  • site offices for the project team
  • storing containers and materials
  • delivery of plant and equipment
  • amenities for workers.

Work to establish the site compound site will involve:

  • installing fencing and environmental controls
  • minor clearing and trimming vegetation where required
  • removing the park swing set and playground facilities
  • creating entry and exit points for all construction and worker vehicles
  • carrying out earthworks
  • constructing site offices, sheds and amenities, including parking and storage.

Changes to Turrumburra Park and Playground

To carry out this important work, we will need to temporarily close Turrumburra Park and playground, to use it as the project compound site. Lane Cove Council will reinstate the park swing set and playground facilities after the work is completed.

Cycle pathway

The cycleway and pedestrian footpath which runs through the centre of the park will remain open to the public at all times during construction work. The community will be advised of any temporary diversions which may be required during construction.

Tree removal

Eighteen trees will be removed from Turrumburra Park to accommodate the new left turn lane from Centennial Avenue into Epping Road. Minor tree trimming of canopies may be required during compound establishment.

Site sheds, containers and stockpiling materials will be placed in areas between existing tree canopies, in order to minimise the amount of tree trimming required, where possible.

Roads and Maritime has consulted with Lane Cove Council on all matters concerning Turrumburra Park. We will work with council to replace trees being removed with advanced trees.

Project background

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

Currently, around 3800 vehicles per hour travel through the intersection in the morning and afternoon peak periods. In the morning peak, northbound traffic on Centennial Avenue experiences significant delays and queues of over 400 metres.

Roads and Maritime proposes to improve traffic flow through the intersection by widening Centennial Avenue and changing the lane configuration of Centennial Avenue and Epping Road.

Project benefits

Benefits of the proposal include:

  • reduced queue lengths for motorists travelling northbound on Centennial Avenue at Epping Road
  • improved travel times and left turn movement for northbound motorists turning from Centennial Avenue onto Epping Road.

Community engagement

Roads and Maritime invited feedback on the proposal in December 2017. Following the announcement, the community raised concern about the timing and duration of community consultation on proposed intersection improvements on Centennial Avenue and Epping Road. In response, Roads and Maritime agreed to extend the consultation period to Wednesday, 31 January, 2018.

We have now prepared a community consultation report that summarises 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 design and environmental assessment for the proposed intersection improvements on Centennial Avenue and Epping Road.

Further communications will be provided to the community and stakeholders as the project progresses.

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