Parramatta Road traffic and road improvements

Roads and Maritime Services is implementing traffic and road improvements on Parramatta Road to improve traffic flow and safety along this road corridor.

Intersection of Parramatta Road and Bridge Road, Homebush

Updates and announcements

Work will start on Friday 3 February. The community was informed via notification letter for Granville to Lidcombe (PDF, 176Kb) and Homebush (PDF, 171Kb) of the main features of the work. More detail of the work happening at each site is available for Granville to Lidcome and Homebush.

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Background

Roads and Maritime proposed traffic and road improvements to improve traffic flow and safety along Parramatta Road between Church Street, Granville and Birnie Avenue, Lidcombe and between Bridge Road and Knight Street, Homebush in December 2016.

The work will help ease traffic congestion and improve the consistency of travel times for motorists, particularly during peak periods.

Key features

The key features of the project between Church Street, Granville and Birnie Avenue, Lidcombe:

  • Removing the right turn lane westbound into Alban Street
  • Removing a through lane westbound between Kendall Street and George Street
  • Extending right turn lanes into Lidcombe Shopping Centre and Day Street South
  • Removing pedestrian crossings across Parramatta Road to improve traffic flow out of Macquarie Road and installing pedestrian fencing at the intersection
  • Removing three parking spaces on the eastern side of Alban Street, four parking spaces at the intersection of Parramatta Road and Macquarie Road and 12 parking spaces on Birnie Avenue to improve traffic flow
  • Relocating a bus stop about 35 meters further south of the intersection of Parramatta Road and Hampstead Road.

The key features of the project between Bridge Road and Knight Street, Homebush:

  • Removing a small concrete median on Underwood Road
  • Removing five parking spaces on Underwood Road on approach to Parramatta Road to improve traffic flow
  • Removing three parking spaces on Bridge Road on approach to Parramatta Road to improve traffic flow.

Benefits

The key benefits to the community include:

  • Helping ease traffic congestion, including heavy vehicle traffic at various intersections along Parramatta Road
  • Improving safety for road users
  • Improving consistency of travel times for motorists particularly during peak periods.

Next steps

Roads and Maritime sought feedback on the proposals in December 2016. All comments received were considered in finalising the project design.

After considering all responses, we have decided to proceed with the proposal unchanged. We have responded directly to questions and concerns raised and thank everyone for considering the proposal.

A copy of the Community Consultation Report which summarises the comments, responses and details of the decision has been released.

We will continue to keep this page updated as the project progresses.

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