Great Western Highway & Blacktown Road intersection

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

Updates and announcements

Our work schedule

To complete the project, we will be on site for up to five nights a week for up to 80 night shifts and 60 day shifts between Sunday 10 June and Friday 30 November 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 Monday to Friday and between 7am and 1pm on Saturday. We will not be working public holidays.

If you have any questions about the project or night work schedule, please contact our Project Manager Martin Gormley by Monday 14 May, during business hours on 1800 572 004 or email pinchpoint@rms.nsw.gov.au.

For further information, see the April 2018 project update (PDF, 451Kb).

Project background

To alleviate congestion Roads and Maritime is proposing improvements on the intersection at Great Western Highway and Blacktown Road.

Project objectives

The key benefits to the community include:

  • reduce queuing on Blacktown Road and the eastern approach on the Great Western Highway
  • improve safety on Blacktown Road by providing a protected right turn
  • ease traffic congestion through the intersection by reducing the number of accidents

Key features

The work would include:

  • converting the bus lanes to general traffic lanes on both Blacktown Road and Great Western Highway
  • providing one dedicated right turn lane, one shared through and right turn lane and creating a left turn slip lane on Blacktown Road approach
  • the right turns from Blacktown Rd will be protected right turns
  • providing dual right turn lanes on Great Western Highway into Blacktown Road
  • providing a dedicated left turn lane and a shared through and right lane on Clunies Ross Street
  • relocation of the bus stops to ease congestion at the intersection
  • adjustment to the pedestrian crossing on Blacktown Rd
  • adjustment to the traffic signal infrastructure and phasing.

Community engagement

Roads and Maritime invited comment on the proposed improvements in October 2017. We have now prepared a Community Consultation Report that summarises the feedback we received and our responses. After considering all responses, we have decided to proceed with the proposed intersection improvements at Great Western Highway and Blacktown Road, Prospect.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who reviewed the proposal and provided feedback.

What happens next?

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

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