Project 1 - Beecroft Road and Carlingford Road intersection upgrade

The NSW Government is funding this project through the Housing Acceleration Fund to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion to support future population growth in the area.

Intersection of Beecroft Road and Carlingford Road, Epping
Intersection of Beecroft Road and Carlingford Road, Epping.

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services invited feedback from the community on the Beecroft Road and Carlingford Road intersection upgrade across two consultation periods in 2014. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to consider the proposal and provide feedback. Following a review of the comments we decided to proceed with the proposal.

Construction work started on Friday 18 March and will take about 11 months to complete. The first stage will include surveying, establishing utility connections and demolishing existing median islands. We will update the community on the next stage as the project progresses. See the March 2016 community update (PDF, 590Kb) for more information.

Background

Epping Town Centre is one of eight precincts under the NSW Government’s Urban Activation Precincts Program 2013, which aims to deliver more homes in places with access to infrastructure, transport, services and jobs. As a result of this work, Roads and Maritime Services has received funding to improve road infrastructure in the area.

Roads and Maritime is proposing two projects in Epping Town Centre to support the development of this precinct:

Benefits

The key benefits to the community include:

  • Improved traffic flow
  • Reduced traffic congestion with new turning and slip lanes
  • Improved pedestrian access.

Key features

Project 1 aims to improve traffic flow and road safety at the intersection of Beecroft Road and Carlingford Road, Epping.

The key features of Project 1 include:

  • Widening Beecroft Road on the eastern side of the intersection
  • Providing an additional right turn lane from Beecroft Road southbound into Carlingford Road
  • Providing a third southbound lane on Beecroft Road north of Carlingford Road
  • Upgrading the left turn slip lane from Carlingford Road onto Beecroft Road
  • Providing a new traffic light pedestrian crossing on the western side of the intersection
  • Building a 90 metre long retaining wall on the eastern side of Beecroft Road next to the rail corridor
  • Vegetation removal
  • Upgrading traffic islands and traffic control signals
  • Adjusting property and utility services.

The intersection would be designed to accommodate a future traffic light pedestrian crossing on the northern side of the intersection and a footpath and retaining wall on the eastern side of Beecroft Road.

Community involvement

Roads and Maritime sought comments from the community and stakeholders on Project 1 in August 2014. Further consultation was carried out in October 2014 to seek feedback about some proposed modifications to the detailed design.

We received 148 comments from the community across the two consultation periods and have provided responses in a Community Consultation Report.

Key matters raised were about design changes to the intersection of Ray Road/Rawson Street and Carlingford Road, and concerns about traffic impacts and proposed changes to pedestrian crossings.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to consider our proposal and provide feedback. Following a review of the comments we have decided to proceed with the proposal.

Update on Project 2: Epping Road upgrade

Roads and Maritime sought feedback from the community on the proposal to widen Epping Road westbound between Essex Street and Blaxland Road across two consultation periods in 2014. We received 218 comments from the community about access to North Epping, traffic connectivity due to the proposed removal of the right turn from Langston Place onto Epping Road, and potential increased traffic on local roads and safety for school students.

Further consultation was carried out between November and December 2015. Roads and Maritime has reviewed the feedback and a Community Consultation Report summarising comments and responses for the proposed widening of Epping Road between Essex Street and Blaxland Road was released in September 2016.

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