Kellyville - Memorial Avenue upgrade
The NSW Government is planning to upgrade Memorial Avenue to a four lane road to meet the future transport needs of Sydney’s north west.
Roads and Maritime is planning to upgrade Memorial Avenue, Kellyville to manage current traffic as well as allow for the expected increases in traffic due residential and commercial development in the area.
Memorial Avenue is about 2.2 kilometres long and connects Old Windsor Road in the west with Windsor Road in the east. It bisects the new Balmoral Road development and provides access to Blacktown, Glenwood, Stanhope Gardens, Parklea, Baulkham Hills, Castle Hill and Kellyville.
The Memorial Avenue upgrade will reduce travel times and congestion for motorists and improve road safety.
The project will:
- Increase road capacity to cater for traffic growth
- Improve safety for motorists through the installation of traffic lights and a central median to separate traffic travelling in opposing directions
- Improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians by providing off-road shared paths
- Improve travel times between Blacktown and Castle Hill
- Improve access and travel times for road freight
- Improve bus accessibility at traffic lights
- Facilitate the development of the Balmoral Road release area precinct.
- Increased capacity to cater for traffic growth
- Improved safety for motorists by the construction of a central median to separate traffic travelling in opposing directions
- Improved safety for cyclists and pedestrians by providing off-road shared paths
- Improved travel times between Blacktown and Castle Hill
- Improved access and travel times for road freight
- New bus provisions at traffic lights
- Improved access to the Balmoral Road release area precinct
- Improved landscaping.
- Upgrading Memorial Avenue from a two lane to a four lane divided road with a central median
- Introducing a speed limit of 70km/h
- Providing a wide central median to allow for future widening to six lanes, when required in the futureProviding landscaping in the median
- Constructing pedestrian/cyclist path on both sides of Memorial Avenue
- Installing bus priority capability at traffic lights and indented bus bays at Arnold Avenue and Severn Vale Drive intersections
- Providing designated turning lanes and bicycle lanes at intersections with traffic lights.
The Review of Environmental Factors for this proposal was displayed for community comment in November and December 2014 at The Hills Shire Council and Castle Hill Library. Roads and Maritime also hosted two community information sessions in November 2014. Roads and Maritime would like to thank everyone who took the time to review the documents and provide feedback.
We received 44 submissions and overall there was general support for the upgrade. Community feedback included comments on traffic congestion, local traffic access and public transport in the area. Comments on environmental factors included noise and the relevant mitigation measures. Roads and Maritime has considered the community’s feedback, prepared a Submissions Report in response to the feedback and obtained planning approval for the project. View or download the Submissions Report.
What happens next?
Roads and Maritime has awarded the contract for detailed design to Beca Pty Ltd. and work has started on the design process.
The property acquisition area is being finalised and property letters have been sent to private owners along the proposed upgrade area.
We will continue to work with individual property owners and keep the community informed on the progress of the project.