Work starts on intersection improvements in Epping Town Centre
9 March 2016
Member for Epping Damien Tudehope today announced work would start on Monday 14 March to upgrade the intersection of Beecroft and Carlingford roads at Epping as part of a broader package of work to reduce congestion in Epping Town Centre.
Mr Tudehope said the $8 million project is funded through the Housing Acceleration Fund and would support future population growth in the area.
“Epping Town Centre has been identified as an Urban Activation Precinct with a focus on delivering more homes closer to infrastructure, transport, services and jobs,” Mr Tudehope said.
“To support the development of the precinct Roads and Maritime Services will complete improvements at the Beecroft and Carlingford Road intersection including an additional right turn lane from Beecroft Road southbound into Carlingford Road and a third southbound lane on Beecroft Road north of the intersection.
“A new traffic light pedestrian crossing will be installed on the western side of the intersection to improve safety and access to the main shopping strip and public transport.
“The project also involves upgrading the left turn slip lane from Carlingford Road into Beecroft Road to improve traffic flow and ease congestion.
“With site establishment starting today the work will take about 11 months to complete, weather permitting, with the first stage of work including surveying and removing the existing median islands.”
Mr Tudehope said Roads and Maritime is also progressing plans to widen Epping Road between Essex Street and Blaxland Road.
“Community feedback is being reviewed after 218 comments were received across two public consultation periods in 2014 and 2015,” Mr Tudehope said.
“A Submissions Report is being prepared to respond to the feedback which included access to North Epping, traffic connectivity and safety for school students.”
Work on the intersection upgrade will be carried out on weekdays from 7am to 6pm and Saturdays from 8am to 1pm, with some night work also required from 8pm to 5am.
Motorists should plan their trip, allow extra travel time and follow the direction of all signs.
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