Electronic message sign on Punchbowl Road, Lakemba

The NSW Government is funding the installation of a permanent electronic message sign on Punchbowl Road as part of its $246 million Pinch Point Program, which aims to reduce delays, manage congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s main roads particularly during weekday peak periods.

Updates and announcements

The work will be completed in three stages. The first and second stages have been completed. The final stage of works will take six night shifts to complete between Friday 29 July and Friday 26 August, weather permitting. Our working hours will be from 9pm to 5am between Sundays and Fridays. We will also be working during the day from 7am to 5pm, between Mondays and Fridays, and from 8am to 12pm on Saturdays.

View or download the July 2016 – Project Update (PDF, 456Kb) for more information. We will continue to keep you informed as the project progresses.

Project background

Roads and Maritime Services sought feedback in December 2015 on a proposal to install a permanent electronic message sign northbound on Punchbowl Road, Lakemba.

We received comments from one organisation. There were no objections to the proposal.

After reviewing the feedback and the results of the geotechnical and utility investigations, we have decided to move the location of the sign about 35 metres south on Punchbowl Road to a site that has less underground utilities.

Project objective and benefits

The project is part of the NSW Government’s $246 million Pinch Point program which aims to reduce delays, manage congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s main roads particularly during week day peak periods.

The sign will provide northbound road users with advance notice of planned and unplanned incidents and events.

What happens next?

Roads and Maritime will continue to carry out this work which includes:

  • Installing a safety guard rail
  • Testing the sign.
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