Safety improvements on the way for busy Longueville intersection
6 February 2019
Motorists can soon expect safer trips through the intersection of Longueville Road, Northwood Road and River Road West, with $2 million committed to carry out improvements.
Member for Lane Cove, Anthony Roberts MP, said the proposed improvements would be delivered as part of the NSW Government’s program to improve safety on Sydney’s busiest road corridors.
“The NSW Government is committed to providing safe and efficient journeys for all road users and these improvements are just another piece of the puzzle which will benefit motorists and the community for years to come,” Mr Roberts said.
“Around 22,000 vehicles travel through this intersection each day so it is important to ensure these motorists are provided with a safer intersection.
“The NSW Government and Lane Cove Council with contribute $1 million each to realign the intersection, install a right turn traffic light for motorists turning onto Longueville Road as well as provide dedicated right turn lanes into Longueville Road and Kenneth Street.”
Mr Roberts said the NSW Government is working hard to improve Sydney’s roads for the hundreds of thousands of motorists who travel on the network each day.
“This intersection provides motorists with access to Burns Bay Road to the east and the Pacific Highway at Crows Nest to the west, so these improvements would provide a number of benefits to the community and motorists,” Mr Roberts said.
“In the five years to 2017, there were 25 crashes including three serious crashes so it is essential these improvements are carried out.
Mayor of Lane Cove Council, Pam Palmer said, “Lane Cove Council has worked with Roads and Maritime Services on an improved design for this very complex and busy intersection.”
“Today’s joint funding announcement means this significant project can now be delivered as soon as possible.”
“Council is committed to safer roads in Lane Cove and everyone who uses this busy section of our road network will benefit,” she said.
Roads and Maritime Services and Lane Cove Council will keep the community informed as the upgrade progresses.