Easing congestion at five Mascot intersections
17 January 2019
Work is expected to start mid this year on five intersection upgrades around Mascot. Member of the Legislative Council Shayne Mallard MP said the NSW Government is investing in the upgrades as part of its program to ease congestion and improve safety on Sydney’s busiest road corridors.
“The improvements will benefit the thousands of motorists who travel in the Mascot area each day, by helping to manage traffic conditions, increasing road capacity and reliability as well as improving safety for all road users,” Mr Mallard said.
“Work will be carried out at the intersections of Gardeners Road and O’Riordan Street, Gardeners Road and Botany Road, Kent Road and Ricketty Street, Coward Street and Kent Road, and Bourke Street and Coward Street.
“Roads and Maritime Services listened closely to community feedback on the proposal and made two changes to the original plan.
“The right turn ban from Gardeners Road into O’Riordan Street will not be implemented until new dual right turn lanes are added to the intersection of Gardeners Road and Bourke Road and two additional parking spaces have been removed from Botany Road near Gardeners Road.
“Work will also include line marking, lane realignments, changes to median strips and footpaths, new pedestrian crossings and changes to traffic lights and signs.
“The improvements are designed to improve traffic flow and safety, and better manage heavy vehicle movements in the area.
“Work will start on the intersection upgrades by mid-2019. Work will then be carried out in stages for each intersection.”
“Roads and Maritime will keep the community updated as the project progresses.”
To view a summary of the feedback received and for more details, visit the Roads and Maritime project page.