Great Western Highway – Pitt Street to Marsden Street, Parramatta

The NSW Government is upgrading key intersections around the Parramatta local government area to reduce congestion and improve access to the Parramatta Central Business District.

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services sought feedback from the community and stakeholders in August 2017 on a proposed intersection upgrades on the Great Western Highway between Pitt Street and Marsden Street, Parramatta.

Use our online tool to see what others in the community have said about this project during the consultation process.

All feedback will be considered and will be responded to in a community consultation report that will be made available on our website following the close of consultation. It may take us a few months to consider all feedback received, we appreciate your patience during this time.

View or download the August 2017 project update (PDF, 501Kb) for more information and a map of the proposal.

Project background

The NSW Government has committed $30 million to the Parramatta Congestion Improvement Program to reduce congestion in Parramatta and surrounding areas by upgrading key intersections.

The intersections of Pitt Street and Marsden Street along the Great Western Highway, Parramatta, have been identified as important intersections to manage the increasing traffic demand and to improve traffic flow around the Parramatta CBD.

The proposal would serve future traffic and transport needs of the Parramatta CBD by reducing queue lengths, and easing congestion along the Great Western Highway at the intersections at Pitt Street and Marsden Street.

Roads and Maritime Services is currently developing a proposal. Activities during this time would include further field investigations, development of the design, traffic and noise modelling, identification of noise mitigation measures and community consultation.

Project features

  • Provision of an eastbound left turn lane on the Great Western Highway into Marsden Street by relocating the median island on the Great Western Highway between O’Connell Street and Marsden Street
  • Provision of a westbound left turn lane on the Great Western Highway into Pitt Street by widening the southern side of the Great Western Highway
  • provision of three northbound lanes in Pitt Street on approach to the Great Western Highway and one southbound lane in Pitt Street on the departure from Great Western Highway
  • Extension of the westbound right turn lane on the Great Western Highway into Pitt Street by up to seven car spaces
  • Removal of up to 16 trees and shrubs at the intersection of the Great Western Highway and Pitt Street to accommodate the new left turn lane on the corner of Pitt Street
  • Modification to the layout of traffic lights at both intersections.

Project benefits

  • Improve the operational efficiency of the two intersections along the Great Western Highway
  • Reduce queue lengths and increase through traffic
  • Increase access to and from the Parramatta CBD
  • Improve safety for all road users.

Community engagement

Roads and Maritime is seeking feedback on the proposal by Wednesday 23 August 2017. To join the Parramatta Congestion Improvement Program mailing list, please register your interest by emailing PCIP@rms.nsw.gov.au.

What happens next?

Roads and Maritime Services will carefully consider all feedback received before deciding whether or not 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 continue to liaise with the community and will provide updates as the proposal progresses.

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