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

Roads and Maritime Services has now completed improvements at the intersection of Victoria Road and Bowden Street, Ryde. The improved intersection was opened to traffic on Friday 25 May 2018.

Roads and Maritime would like to thank the community for their patience while we delivered this important project.

View or download the June 2018 project update (PDF, 457Kb) for more information.


Roads and Maritime Services made 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.

Completed works

The completed works include:

  • 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 on red permitted after stopping”
  • modifying existing pedestrian crossings on the northern and southern side of Bowden Street
  • relocating the pedestrian crossing on Victoria Road from the eastern side of the intersection to the western side
  • undertaking pavement marking, kerb, pram ramps and footpath works to support the new pedestrian crossing.

Thank you

We thank you for your patience while we delivered this important project.

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