Intersection Improvements on Victoria Road and Bowden Street, Ryde

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

Updates and announcements

We have now completed stage one work. Completed work included undertaking road markings, as well as kerb, pram ramps and footpath work to support the new pedestrian crossing.

Stage one work had also included the installation of five additional safety bollards on the north-west corner of the intersection. We have decided not to proceed with installation of the bollards, as recent crash data does not support the need for this measure.

Stage two works will start on Monday 9 April 2018. We will be working up to five nights a week for 20 shifts between Monday, 9 April, and Thursday, 24 May 2018, weather permitting. Our work hours will again be from 8pm to 5am, between Sunday and Thursday. We will not be working on public holidays.

We will continue to do everything we can to minimise noise, including using acoustic barriers and completing the noisier tasks by midnight.

View or download the March 2018 project update (PDF, 712Kb) for more information.

Background

Roads and Maritime Services is making improvements to the intersection of Victoria Road and Bowden Street to help improve traffic flow, travel times and safety for all road users, particularly during peak periods.

Key benefits

Key benefits to the community include:

  • preventing vehicles from spilling out of the right turn lane and blocking one of the through lanes, leaving one effective through lane on Victoria Road eastbound
  • eliminating the loss of green light time for right turning traffic along Bowden Street northbound when waiting for pedestrians crossing the intersection.

Key features

Work at the intersection of Victoria Road and Bowden Street includes:

  • extending the eastbound right turn lane on Victoria Road southbound from 30 metres to 45 metres
  • replacing Victoria Road turning lane median and road marking
  • removing left turn traffic lights filter from Bowden Street northbound
  • removing two signs that read “Left turn permitted after stopping”
  • modifying existing pedestrian crossings on the northern and southern side of Bowden Street, and relocating the pedestrian crossing on Victoria Road from the eastern side of the intersection to the western side.

How will the work affect you?

There will be no impact to nearby property access. Whilst stage one involved predominately lower impact work, stage two will include higher noise impact work, such as jack hammering and saw cutting. We will continue to do everything we can to minimise noise, including using acoustic barriers and completing the noisier tasks by midnight.

Temporary road changes

There will again be temporary traffic changes during our work hours to ensure the work zone is safe. Speed limits will be reduced from 60 kilometres per hour to 40 kilometres per hour. Please keep to speed limits and follow signs and traffic controllers’ directions.

Lane closures during night time work are unlikely to affect travel times. For the latest traffic updates, you can call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

A pedestrian crossing will be available at all times when the work is in progress and arrangements in place to ensure pedestrians can cross safely.

For the latest traffic updates, you can call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

Share this page: