Great Western Highway & Blacktown Road intersection

Roads and Maritime Services is seeking feedback by Friday 20 October 2017 on a proposal to make improvements at the intersection of Great Western Highway and Blacktown Road, Prospect.

Project background

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.

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 welcomes your comments on the proposed improvements by Friday 20 October.  You can provide your comments by:

What happens next?

We will carefully consider all feedback received before deciding to proceed with this proposal. A community consultation report will be prepared, summarising the matters raised and our responses. This will be made available on our website. We will keep you updated as the proposal progresses.

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