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 $246 million Pinch Points Program, which aims to reduce delays, manage congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s major roads, particularly during peak periods.

Updates and announcements

In June and July 2016, Roads and Maritime consulted with the community on a proposed night work schedule from late 2016.

Stage one of the work will take around nine months to complete and will include demolishing 20 and 22 the Hume Highway to establish a site compound, utility adjustments and installation of new storm water drainage.

Construction work was scheduled to start in August 2016 but was delayed. Stage one of the work started on Monday 12 September. Up to 10 night shifts are planned between Wednesday 21 September and Monday 7 November, excluding Saturdays, weather permitting.

Our working hours will be from 8pm to 5am. We will also be working during the day until late 2017 from 7am to 6pm excluding Sundays and public holidays.

Project background

The NSW Government is funding this $9 million project as part of its $246 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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