Project 2 - Epping Road upgrade

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

Have your say - change to Review of Environmental Factors

Roads and Maritime Services is seeking feedback on a proposal to complete this project by working five nights a week and six days a week over four months. Some 24 hour work may also be required.

Please view or download the March 2018 community update (PDF, 214Kb) explaining the proposal and the proposed addendum to the Review of Environmental Factors (PDF, 6.8Mb).

This proposed road work schedule will enable us to complete the project before the Epping to Chatswood rail line is upgraded to Sydney Metro standards in late 2018. While the rail line is being upgraded, buses will replace trains for around seven months, as part of the Temporary Transport Plan.

If you would like to make a submission to the update, or provide feedback on the proposed night work schedule, it must reach us by 5pm on Tuesday, 3 April, 2018.

To make a comment, or sign up for email updates, contact our delivery partner at or PO Box 6465 North Ryde NSW 2113.

Night works information

To find out more information about the proposed typical working hours, how we aim reduce to the effect of night works and how we measure noise levels please read our Epping Intersection Improvements FAQ (PDF, 225Kb) and download approximate sound level comparisons (PDF, 134Kb).

Key features

Key features of the upgrade include:

  • Widening the southern side of Epping Road by about 3.7 metres between Essex Street and Blaxland Road to provide an additional westbound lane. The additional westbound lane would function as a dedicated left turn lane into Blaxland Road
  • Upgrading the Epping Road and Essex Street intersection including:
    • Widening the north-eastern side of the intersection to provide an additional right turn lane onto Epping Road westbound. This would provide two marked right turn lanes and an unmarked shared left turn/through lane
    • Providing new traffic light pedestrian crossings and pram ramps on all four approaches to the intersection
  • Building a raised central median about 340 metres long on Epping Road between Essex Street and Blaxland Road
  • Building a raised median about 20 metres long on Essex Street north of Epping Road intersection
  • Removal of right turns into and out of Forest Grove and Smith streets
  • Removal of the right turn from Langston Place onto Epping Road westbound
  • Removal of the right turn from Epping Road into Essex Street in both directions
  • Providing a left turn lane from Essex Street onto Epping Road westbound.

Community involvement

We sought comments from the community and stakeholders on the proposal in August and December 2014. The feedback received was considered in the preparation of the Review of Environmental Factors.

A Community Consultation Report which summarises the feedback and our responses are available from our delivery partner GHD on 1800 810 680 or email

The Review of Environmental Factors was placed on public display for the proposed widening of Epping Road between Essex Street and Blaxland Road (Project 2). We would like to thank everyone who took time to consider our proposal and provide feedback. No changes to the proposal design have been made following display of the REF. However, additional mitigation measures and safeguards have been added to minimise any impacts.

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.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to consider our proposal and provide feedback.

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