Glenbrook Intersection Upgrade

The Australian and NSW governments are upgrading the existing signals at the Great Western Hwy/Hare Street and the provision of new signals at Great Western Hwy/Ross Street, Glenbrook as part of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, a 10 year, $3.6 billion road investment program.

Updates and announcements

Investigation work

Project snapshot

  • $5 million investment, jointly funded by The Australian and NSW governments
  • Installation of new traffic signals at the Ross Street and Great Western Highway intersection and upgrade of existing signals at Great Western Hwy/Hare Street, Glenbrook
  • Providing a gateway to Glenbrook Village.

Project background

In March 2015, the Australian and NSW governments announced the $5 million Glenbrook Intersection Upgrade as part of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, a 10 year, $3.6 billion road investment program, delivering major road infrastructure upgrades to support integrated transport for the region.

The Glenbrook Intersection Upgrade will improve safety and access along the Great Western Highway, while enhancing the primary gateway to Glenbrook Village.

Benefits

  • Improved safety at the Ross Street and Great Western Highway intersection
  • Improved access to Glenbrook Village
  • Improved safety and along the Great Western Highway

Key features

  • New traffic lights at the Ross Street and Great Western Highway intersection
  • Modification of the existing signals at Hare Street and Great Western Highway intersection
  • A central median to improve road safety.

Selection of a preferred option

Roads and Maritime Services and Blue Mountains Council explored options for the Glenbrook Intersection Upgrade. In October 2015, Blue Mountains Council consulted with the community on four options.

The preferred option proposes new traffic lights at the Ross Street and Great Western Highway intersection, as well as modification to the Great Western Highway to Mann Street intersection where turn movements will be rationalised by restricting Mann Street access to a left turn only and left only access to Wascoe Street from Mann Street and also left turn access from Wascoe Street to the highway

The preferred option has been identified and endorsed by Blue Mountains City Council and detailed design is currently underway.

What happens next?

Construction is expected to start mid-2017 and be completed by late 2017.

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