Intersection improvements on Pennant Hills Road and North Rocks Road, Carlingford

The NSW Government is funding this project 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.

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime will carry out investigation work on Pennant Hills Road from Monday 10 September to Monday 8 October 2018. This work will inform planning of Pennant Hills Road and North Rocks Road intersection improvements.

Work will be done over four nights. Our night work hours will be between 10.00pm and 5.00am, from Sunday to Thursday. We will not work on Friday or Saturday nights or on public holidays.

For more information view or download the August 2018 project update (PDF, 480Kb) that was distributed to local residents and stakeholders.

Project background

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

Currently, motorists are experiencing long delays travelling through the intersection of Pennant Hills Road and North Rocks Road. Roads and Maritime proposes to increase the capacity of the intersection by reducing queue lengths and improving safety.

Key features

The project includes:

  • widening on the west side of the Pennant Hills Road to accommodate three northbound through lanes
  • removal of left turn only condition for motorists travelling northbound on Pennant Hills Road to enable three northbound lanes through the intersection
  • installing a new traffic island in the north east corner of the intersection
  • installing a separated left turn lane for motorists travelling southbound and turning left from Pennant Hills Road into North Rocks Road
  • installing a dedicated right turn lane for motorists travelling westbound and turning right from North Rocks Road into Pennant Hills Road
  • Extending the kerbside lane and removal of left turn only condition for motorists travelling westbound on North Rocks Road
  • a trafficable painted median in the centre of Pennant Hills Road
  • adjusting driveways and footpaths
  • adjusting utilities, street lighting, drainage, signage and line marking.

Project benefits

Benefits of the project include:

  • improved travel time saving for motorists using the intersection
  • reduced queue lengths for motorists travelling in both directions on Pennant Hills Road
  • improved safety at the intersection, with a reduction in the number of rear-ends crashes and crashes involving motorists changing lanes
  • reduced traffic delays due to a better flow of traffic for motorists at all points of the intersection.

Community engagement

Roads and Maritime invited feedback on the proposed intersection improvements on Pennant Hills Road and North Rocks Road, Carlingford, in December 2017.

In April 2018 the community consultation report was distributed to the community.

What happens next?

Roads and Maritime will finalise the detailed design and environmental assessment for this proposal.

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

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