Macquarie Park Bus Priority and Capacity Improvements

Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime Services have completed stage 1 work to improve the road network in Macquarie Park as part of the Bus Priority Infrastructure Program, which aims to increase the reliability and efficiency of bus services, while easing congestion for all road users.

Updates to the community during construction

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Project background

Macquarie Park is a rapidly growing residential, commercial and shopping district, needing long-term bus and road improvements to support the area’s future growth. We are carrying out road and intersection upgrades to improve the reliability and efficiency of bus services, while easing congestion and improving traffic flow for all road users in the area.

This project is delivered as part of the Bus Priority Infrastructure Program. Roads and Maritime is completing the works in two stages.

Stage 1

As part of the Sydney Metro Northwest construction, the Epping to Chatswood rail line is scheduled to temporarily stay closed from late 2018 for about seven months. During this period, the Temporary Transport Plan is implemented to replace the rail line with additional buses.

The road and intersection upgrades will support the running of buses and improve traffic flow in the area. These stage 1 upgardes are complete for the Temporary Transport Plan bus service.

Stage 1 work included adjustments to lanes, medians, traffic islands, traffic lights, footpaths, drainage, utilities and road pavements. These upgrades were carried out at:

  1. the intersection of Herring Road and Epping Road
  2. Herring Road (between Waterloo Road and Epping Road)
  3. the intersection of Waterloo Road and Herring Road
  4. Waterloo Road (between Herring Road and entry to Macquarie Centre)
  5. the intersection of Waterloo Road and Lane Cove Road
  6. Lane Cove Road (between Waterloo Road and Epping Road)
  7. the intersection of Lane Cove Road and Epping Road
  8. Lane Cove Road (between Lorna Avenue and Allengrove Crescent)

Stage 2

Once the Sydney Metro opens in the first half of 2019, the remainder of the road and intersection upgrades would be carried out. This work would provide long-term improvements and ongoing support for two key corridors set out in Sydney’s Bus Future – Parramatta to Macquarie Park via Carlingford and Epping, and Hurstville to Macquarie Park via Burwood. The work will also benefit other bus services operating in the area and provide important upgrades to the road network to reduce congestion and improve access for all road users.

Key benefits

  • safer, efficient and more reliable travel times through the Macquarie Park area for buses and all road users
  • improved road network capacity and support for existing traffic movements, including growth of traffic within and around Macquarie Park into the future
  • improved pedestrian safety and access
  • short-term support for the additional buses needed during the Epping to Chatswood rail line upgrade
  • long-term ongoing benefits for key bus corridors and local bus services through improved and upgraded bus priority infrastructure.

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