Mascot Intersections

Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading five intersections in the Mascot to help reduce congestion and improve safety.

Gardeners Road intersection at Mascot
Gardeners Road intersection at Mascot

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services notified the community in October about plans to upgrade five intersections in Mascot to help reduce congestion and improve safety.

A community consultation report (PDF, 4.3Mb) summarising the comments and responses was released in December 2018, including a December community update (PDF, 2.47Mb) that was distributed to residents.

Based on the feedback received and the objectives of the Mascot intersection upgrades, we have decided to proceed with the proposal, with the following changes:

  • Two additional parking spaces are being removed on Botany Road (south) near the intersection of Gardeners Road to improve safety for turning traffic.
  • The right turn ban from Gardeners Road (east) into O’Riordan Street (north) will not be implemented until the dual right turn lanes at the intersection of Gardeners Road and Bourke Road are operational.

Background

The Mascot intersection upgrades will help manage congestion and safety in one of Sydney’s most intensively and diversely utilised areas.

The upgrades will help to address growing freight and travel demand in the Mascot area, including to and from Port Botany and Sydney Airport and across Sydney.

Proposal

The Mascot intersection upgrades will include a number of upgrades to manage traffic flow and increase safety.

These changes are outlined below.

Gardeners Road and O’Riordan Street

  • Banning the right turn for all vehicles from Gardeners Road (east) into O’Riordan Street (north) – will not be implemented until the dual right turn lanes at the intersection of Gardeners Road and Bourke Road are operational
  • Banning left turns from Gardeners Road in both directions into O’Riordan Street for all vehicles over 12.5m, and a dedicated left turn lane on Gardeners Road (east).

Gardeners Road and Botany Road

  • Installing dual right turn lanes on Gardeners Road (west) and extending the length of the existing right turn bay
  • Reconfiguring lanes to provide a shared left/through lane, eastbound through lane and dual right turn lanes on Gardeners Road (west)
  • Two additional parking spaces will be removed on Botany Road (south) near the intersection of Gardeners Road to improve safety for turning traffic.

Kent Road and Ricketty Street

  • Realigning the southbound through lane on Kent Road
  • Reconfigured pedestrian crossing on Kent Road (South) and new, larger traffic island
  • Installing a concrete median on Kent Road (south) to enforce the no right turn onto Church Avenue.

Coward Street and Kent Road

  • Installing a new left turn slip lane on Kent Road (north) into Coward Street (east)
  • New pedestrian crossing and traffic island on Kent Road (north)
  • New pedestrian crossing at traffic lights on Coward Street (east).

Bourke Street and Coward Street

  • Banning right turns at Coward Street (east) into Bourke Street (north)
  • Banning right turns from Bourke Street (south) to Coward Street (east) for all vehicles except buses.

Benefits of the proposal

Benefits of the Mascot intersection upgrades will include:

  • Improving traffic flow on Gardeners Road, Kent Road, Coward Street, and Bourke Street
  • Improving safety at Gardeners Road and O’Riordan Street, and Kent Road and Church Street by removing a right turn across multiple lanes of oncoming traffic
  • Improving safety at Coward Street and Kent Road by providing more space to turn for large vehicles, who can cross into opposite traffic lanes and mount the footpath under current conditions
  • Better manage heavy vehicle movements in the Mascot area
  • Maintained journey time and reliability for public transport users
  • Improving safety by providing a new pedestrian crossing and pedestrian island at Kent Street and Coward Street.

Community engagement

We received community feedback on the project in October and November by phone, email, through an online portal and during doorknocks conducted in the project area. We received feedback from 90 people, with eight people in favour of the proposal, six people opposed to the proposal, and 76 people not stating a preference about the proposal or making comments outside the scope of the proposal. Based on the feedback received and the objectives of the Mascot intersection upgrades, we have decided to proceed with the proposal, with the following changes:

  • Two additional parking spaces are being removed on Botany Road (south) near the intersection of Gardeners Road to improve safety for turning traffic.
  • The right turn ban from Gardeners Road (east) into O’Riordan Street (north) will not be implemented until the dual right turn lanes at the intersection of Gardeners Road and Bourke Road are operational.

We have summarised the feedback received and our responses in a community consultation report.

Next steps

Construction is due to start in mid-2019 following planning approval and the appointment of a construction contractor. Construction will be delivered in stages for each intersection. We will keep the community updated as the project progresses.

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