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.
Updates and announcements
View or download the June 2017 project update (PDF, 923Kb). We have completed most of the utility relocation work, building the retaining wall between Beecroft Road and the rail lane and have completed over two thirds of the pavement reconstruction. The next stage includes finishing: We will be on site for 20 night shifts and 60 day shifts, until Monday 31 July, excluding public holidays, weather permitting. Our night work hours will be between 8pm and 5am from Monday to Friday. Our day work hours will be between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday and between 8am and 1pm on Saturday.
View or download the June 2017 project update (PDF, 923Kb).
We have completed most of the utility relocation work, building the retaining wall between Beecroft Road and the rail lane and have completed over two thirds of the pavement reconstruction.
The next stage includes finishing:
We will be on site for 20 night shifts and 60 day shifts, until Monday 31 July, excluding public holidays, weather permitting. Our night work hours will be between 8pm and 5am from Monday to Friday. Our day work hours will be between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday and between 8am and 1pm on Saturday.
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:
- Project 1: Upgrading the Beecroft Road and Carlingford Road intersection
- Project 2: Widening Epping Road westbound between Blaxland Road and Essex Street, including the upgrade of the intersection at Epping Road and Essex Street.
The key benefits to the community include:
- Improved traffic flow
- Reduced traffic congestion with new turning and slip lanes
- Improved pedestrian access.
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.
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
Construction of Project 2 will start on Monday 12 June, work will take 15 months to complete. The first stage will include surveys, marking utilities, demolition of two houses, clearing vegetation, establishing the work area, earthwork and property adjustments.
Our day work hours will be between Monday and Friday from 8am to 6pm and Saturdays from 8am to 1pm. We will also carry out some initial night work from 8pm to 5am, excluding Saturday, for a maximum of two nights a week.
We are also inviting your feedback by Sunday 2 July on a night work schedule that would allow us to complete the project as quickly as possible to minimise the disruption period for residents, businesses and road users.