Pedestrian bridge on Pennant Hills Road, North Parramatta

Roads and Maritime Services is building a pedestrian bridge across Pennant Hills Road near Masons Drive, North Parramatta.

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services is building a pedestrian bridge over Pennant Hills Road, North Parramatta.

To complete this work, a full road closure will be in place while the bridge span is lifted into place. View the detour routes.

View or download an image of the heavy vehicle and light vehicle detour routes (PNG, 1.3Mb).

Our Work Schedule

To minimise traffic disruptions, we will lift the bridge into place in one shift on the night of Saturday 20 January, our working hours will be from 9pm to 9am. Resident and emergency services access will be maintained at all times via the intersection of Pennant Hills Road and Bettington Road. No access can be granted via the intersection of James Ruse Drive and Pennant Hills Road.

View or download the January 2018 project update (PDF, 439Kb).

Project background

The NSW Government has committed $5 million to build a pedestrian bridge on Pennant Hills Road, North Parramatta near Masons Drive to provide a safe crossing for local students, parents, carers and other pedestrians and cyclists.

Project benefits

The key benefits to the community include:

  • improving safety, by separating pedestrians from a busy main road and providing a safe crossing of Pennant Hills Road for local students, parents, carers and other pedestrians
  • providing a safer accessible crossing for people with limited mobility by including lifts in the bridge design.

Key features

The pedestrian bridge would be about 9.2 metres high and would allow a clearance for heavy vehicles up to about 5.5 metres. The features of the project include:

  • stairs and lifts so that the bridge is accessible for the elderly and mobility impaired. This combination has been chosen to minimise visual, vegetation and property impacts
  • access directly from Pennant Hills Road to Redeemer Baptist School
  • the current signalised pedestrian crossing will be closed once the bridge is built, but would functional in the event the lifts are out of service
  • Roads and Maritime has a strict protocol for lift maintenance, and a 24-hour phone number for the public to report issues with the lifts.

Next steps

The work still to be done includes:

  • building and painting the lift shafts and stairs
  • installing the lifts and related electrical work
  • lifting the bridge into place
  • landscaping.

Major road closures will be in place when we install the bridge but we will notify the community closer to the time.

Community engagement

In February 2017 a community notification was distributed along with a Community Consultation Report summarising the feedback and responses of the revised proposal. A Have your say was included in this notification inviting feedback on a night work schedule for the work. Feedback for this schedule closed Friday 17 February 2017.

In May 2017 a community notification was distributed along with a Community Consultation Report summarising the feedback and responses of the night work schedule consultation.

In July 2017 a community notification was distributed announcing the start of work on the pedestrian bridge.

Related projects

The NSW Government’s Active Transport Pedestrian Bridges Program aims to provide safer pedestrian crossings and improves access to all users.

Please view a recent time-lapse of the bridge span being lifted into place at Beecroft Road near Beecroft Public School.

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