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 invited feedback from the community and stakeholders on proposed intersection improvements on Pennant Hills Road and North Rocks Road, Carlingford, in December 2017. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to consider our proposal and provide feedback.

A community consultation report has now been prepared which summarises the matters raised during the consultation period.

View or download the community consultation report (PDF, 1.19Mb).

View or download the April 2018 project update (PDF, 252Kb) 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. After considering all responses, along with the proposal’s aims and design requirements, we have decided to proceed with the proposal, subject to the following change to the original design proposal:

  • replacement of the proposed raised median in the centre of Pennant Hills Road with trafficable painted median to maintain property access.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who provided feedback on this proposal.

We have now prepared a community consultation report that summarise the feedback we received and our responses.

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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