Have a say on the Heathcote Road upgrade Review of Environmental Factors

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Community members are invited to provide feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors for the proposed upgrade of Heathcote Road between Holsworthy and Voyager Point.

State Member for Holsworthy, Melanie Gibbons MP said the NSW Government has proposed to upgrade a two kilometre section of Heathcote Road to reduce  congestion, improve safety and meet future traffic demand.

“Carrying more than 30,000 motorists every day, it is also a key link for commuters accessing Holsworthy Train Station and the Holsworthy Army Barracks.” Ms Gibbons said.

“Roads and Maritime Services proposes to widen Heathcote Road to four lanes between Infantry Parade and The Avenue which would also include upgrading the Macarthur Drive and The Avenue intersections to traffic lights.

“The three bridges across Harris Creek, Williams Creek and the railway line would be duplicated, and a pedestrian and cyclist path would be built to connect Voyager Point to Holsworthy Train Station.

“This is the next step in meeting our election commitment of providing two lanes in each direction - it is expected that this duplication would increase vehicle capacity and travel speeds, and reduce travel times, queue lengths and crash rates,” Ms Gibbons said.

Feedback is invited on the Review of Environmental Factors which explains measures to be used to reduce the impact of the project.

Community members can attend one of two information drop in sessions with the project team to ask questions and learn more about the proposal.

Both drop in sessions will be held at St Christopher’s Catholic Primary School Hall at 205 Heathcote Road at Holsworthy on Thursday 3 November from 5pm to 7pm and Saturday 5 November from 10am to 12pm.

Feedback can be provided by Monday 14 November to heathcoteroad@rms.nsw.gov.au or PO Box 973 Parramatta CBD NSW 2124.

MEDIA: Daniel Nicholls 02 9825 3653

View the original media release.

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