Work continues to improve busy intersection at Lurnea
Thursday, 9 November 2017
Work to improve the intersection of Hoxton Park Road and Hill Road at Lurnea is progressing with the next stage of work now being carried out.
State Member for Holsworthy, Melanie Gibbons said the project is being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $300 million Urban Roads Pinch Point Program which aims to reduce congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s busiest corridors.
“Crews started improvement work at this intersection just after Easter this year to widen part of Hoxton Park Road to build a dedicated left turn lane which will aim to reduce congestion for westbound motorists,” Ms Gibbons said.
“This new lane will improve safety for road users by reducing the number of rear-end crashes from motorists changing lanes.
“Work has been carried out to relocate utilities and temporarily relocate the bus stop on Hoxton Park Road just east of Hill Road to start building the new dedicated left turn lane.
“Work has now started on the next stage of work to remove the footpath to make room for the new dedicated left turn lane into Hill Road, relocate the existing traffic lights at the intersection as well as provide a left turn signal for motorists turning in to Hill Road.
“Crews will also be installing ‘No Stopping’ zones on both sides of Hill Road between Hoxton Park Road and Taloma Avenue as well as removing and replacing asphalt and line marking to complete the project.”
Ms Gibbons said work is scheduled to be carried out until Friday 22 December, weather permitting.
Work will continue to be carried out from 7am to 6pm on weekdays and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays as well as from 8pm to 5am on weekdays, weather permitting.
“Work is expected to take around 45 day shifts and 40 night shifts to complete and may be noisy at times but all measures will be taken to minimise impact to residents,” Ms Gibbons said.
“The community and motorists are thanked for their patience while this essential work is carried out.”
Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and follow the direction of signs and traffic control.
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