Intersection improvements on Cumberland Highway and Merrylands Road, Greystanes

The NSW Government is funding this work as part of its $300 million Urban Roads Pinch Points Program which aims to reduce congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s busiest corridors.

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services is carrying out utility survey and investigation works at the intersection of the Cumberland Highway and Merrylands Road, Greystanes. This will include locating utilities, potholing, cutting and reinstating the road pavement. To minimise impacts on traffic and to ensure the safety of workers and road users, some of this work will be carried out at night.

The investigation work will be carried out between Monday 29 January and Wednesday 28 February, weather permitting. Our night work hours are between 9pm and 5am from Sunday to Thursday. We expect the night work to take approximately five shifts to complete, weather permitting.

Some work may also be carried out during the day. Our day working hours are from 7am to 6pm from Monday to Friday.

Please view or download the January 2018 project update (PDF, 357Kb) for more information.

Project background

To alleviate congestion Roads and Maritime is proposing improvements on the Cumberland Highway and Merrylands Road intersection.

The proposal includes:

  • Installing dual right turn lanes east and westbound on Merrylands Road and northbound on Cumberland Highway
  • Removing the existing traffic island on Merrylands Road at the southeast corner of the intersection
  • Modifying the westbound bus bay on the southern side of Merrylands Road
  • Installing barriers along the southbound carriageway of Cumberland Highway on the south east corner of the intersection
  • Adjusting the central road medians on all approaches of the intersection to accommodate the new turning lanes
  • Aligning the westbound left turn slip lane on the Cumberland Highway to accommodate the new intersection layout
  • Adjusting the existing traffic signals to support the new intersection
  • Adjusting footpaths and kerbs
  • Trimming and removing trees and shrubs.

Benefits would include:

  • Reduced congestion and improved travel times in both the AM and PM peak periods
  • Improved traffic flow on Cumberland Highway and Merrylands Road
  • Improved safety for pedestrians and road users.

We have included a map to show the location of the proposal.

Community engagement

Roads and Maritime Services invited feedback in June 2017. We have responded directly to questions or concerns raised by the community and thank everyone for their feedback.

Next steps

We are currently finalising the detailed design and will commence construction in mid-2018.

We will continue to keep the community informed as the project progresses.


If you have any questions, please call the project manager George Elhage on 1800 572 004 (during business hours) or email

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