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.

Our Work Schedule

We will be on site to build the pedestrian bridge for 40 night shifts and 220 day shifts between Monday 31 July 2017 and Monday 30 April 2018, excluding public holidays, weather permitting. Our night work hours will be between 7pm and 5am from Sunday to Friday. Our day work hours will be between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday and between 8am and 1pm on Saturday.

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 objectives

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

We are planning our future work program and would like to know if there are students living in the area who will be sitting the Higher School Certificate (HSC) examinations in 2017. If a member of your household is studying for the HSC, please contact our delivery partner DM Roads at nsw_projects@downermouchel.com by Monday 14 August.

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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