Intersection improvements at Bigge Street and the Hume Highway, Warwick Farm

The NSW Government is funding this project at the intersection of Bigge Street and the Hume Highway, Warwick Farm, as part of its $225 million Pinch Point Program, which aims to reduce delays, manage congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s major roads, particularly during peak periods.

Updates and announcements

We will continue to complete the next stages of work, including further utilities relocation. This work will take 70 night shifts to complete between Thursday 27 April and Friday 28 July, excluding public holidays. Our night work hours will be between 8pm and 5am from Sunday to Friday. Our day work hours will be between 7am and 6pm from Sunday to Friday.

Traffic changes

Bigge Street will be closed between Hume Highway and Lachlan Street for eight night shifts between 9pm and 5am from Thursday 27 March to Friday 28 July (excluding public holidays). Local residents will have full access to their properties. Bigge Street will be open to traffic outside these hours.

The detour for motorists travelling north bound from Liverpool on Bigge Street will be via Lachlan Street and Forbes Street, either turning left onto Hume Highway or right onto Hume Highway. The detour for motorists travelling westbound on Hume Highway will be on Macquarie Street and Lachlan Street.

The detour for motorists travelling eastbound on Hume Highway will be via Forbes Street and Lachlan Street. The detour will add up to three minutes to your travel time.

Project background

The NSW Government is funding this $9 million project as part of its $225 million Pinch Point Program which aims to reduce traffic delays, manage congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s major roads, particularly during weekday peak periods.

Project objectives

The key benefits to the community include:

  • Improving traffic flow along the Hume Highway corridor
  • Increasing efficiency and safety of the Bigge Street and Hume Highway intersection
  • Reducing the risk of crashes, particularly rear end crashes
  • Reducing queuing and waiting times for vehicles turning from Bigge Street onto the Hume Highway eastbound and westbound.

Key features

The work involves adding an extra lane on both Bigge Street and the Hume Highway to allow additional turning movements and to reduce delays. The work includes:

  • Widening the western side of Bigge Street to provide an additional northbound lane to create:
    • Two dedicated right turn lanes into the Hume Highway for eastbound vehicles
    • A dedicated left turn lane onto the Hume Highway for westbound vehicles.
  • Providing a dedicated left turn lane and shoulder on the southern side of the Hume Highway into Bigge Street for southbound vehicles.
  • To assist traffic flow and increase traffic capacity, we are also:
    • Installing a "No Stopping" zone in the existing clearway on the southern side of the Hume Highway between Goulburn Street and Bigge Street. This would not result in the loss of parking spaces
    • Extending the existing "No Stopping" zone on the western side of Bigge Street about 30 metres south from its current position. This would result in the loss of four parking spaces.

Community engagement

Roads and Maritime Services invited the community and stakeholders to provide feedback on this proposal in May and September 2015.

We received comments from four people in May and in September we received comments from Liverpool City Council and one person. A community consultation report and community update announcing the outcomes of consultation were published in January 2016.

In June 2016, Roads and Maritime Services invited the community and stakeholders to provide feedback on this night work schedule.

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