Intersection Improvements on Victoria Road and Bowden Street, Ryde

Updates and announcements

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

Work is expected to commence in February 2018 and will take approximately three weeks to complete. We will update you again before works start.

View or download the January 2018 project update (PDF, 200Kb) 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?

Our work will have minimal impact on road users and local residents. There will be no impact to nearby property access, and minimal noise associated with this work. We will do everything that we can to minimise the impact of the work, including completing noisier tasks by midnight.

Temporary road changes

There will be temporary traffic changes during our night time works to ensure the work zone is safe. Speed limits during night time work 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.

To minimise disruption there will be no lane closures or speed limit changes during day time work.

A pedestrian crossing will also be available at all times while the works are in progress, with arrangements in place to ensure pedestrians can cross safely.

What happens next?

We will update you again before works start.

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

Feedback

If you have feedback or concerns about the project, or the proposed work schedule, please contact Roads and Maritime on 1800 572 004 or pinchpoint@rms.nsw.gov.au. For more information on our projects, visit rms.nsw.gov.au.

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