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

The NSW Government has funded this 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. Roads and Maritime Services has improved the intersection of Bigge Street and the Hume Highway in Warwick Farm.

Updates and announcements

Bigge Street improvements now open to traffic

The improvements were opened to traffic on Friday 24 November 2017.

We will be returning to the site in January to carry out some minor work and remove the site compound.

Our work schedule

We will be onsite for another six day shifts and six night shifts between Monday 8 January and Friday 15 January 2018, weather permitting. 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 Saturday to Friday.

View or download the End of Work letter (PDF, 135Kb) for more information.

Project background

The NSW Government funded 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:

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

Key features

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

  • 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 also:
    • Installed a "No Stopping" zone in the existing clearway on the southern side of the Hume Highway between Goulburn Street and Bigge Street. This has not resulted in the loss of parking spaces
    • Extended the existing "No Stopping" zone on the western side of Bigge Street about 30 metres south from its current position. This resulted 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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