Have your say on plans to ease congestion at Mascot
9 October 2018
Government Member of the NSW Legislative Council Shayne Mallard MP has invited the community to comment on a plan to upgrade five intersections at Mascot which will help reduce congestion, improve safety and better manage heavy vehicle movements. Mr Mallard said the proposed designs are now on display, with feedback welcome until Friday 2 November 2018.
“This project will help manage traffic conditions at Mascot, increase road capacity and reliability as well as improve safety for all road users,” Mr Mallard said.
“The proposed changes will deliver improved traffic flow and new safety measures on Gardeners Road, O’Riordan Street, Kent Road, Coward Street and Bourke Street.
“The NSW Government is funding this proposal as part of its program to ease congestion on Sydney’s busiest roads, including this busy commuter, public transport and freight corridor through Mascot.”
This project would be delivered in stages, and involve upgrades to a number of intersections including:
- Gardeners Road and O’Riordan Street
- Gardeners Road and Botany Road
- Kent Road and Ricketty Street
- Coward Street and Kent Road
- Bourke Street and Coward Street.
Work would also include line marking, lane realignments, changed median strips and footpaths, new pedestrian crossings and changes to traffic lights and signs. Mr Mallard said the proposal includes plans for work to be carried out for up to five nights and six days a week.
“Roads and Maritime Services is consulting with the community to understand the issues and minimise potential impacts. All feedback will be considered before the project moves to the next stage” Mr Mallard said.
Comments can be made on the online engagement portal at rms.nsw.gov.au/mascotintersections, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1800 975 222.
A community consultation report will be prepared which will summarise the matters raised by the community together with Roads and Maritime’s responses.