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

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.

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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