Community helps redesign Baird Street intersection

November 29 2019

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders at the intersection of Baird Street and the Newell Highway
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders at the intersection of Baird Street and the Newell Highway.

Community feedback has shaped a new design for the intersection of Baird Street and the Newell Highway in Dubbo.

Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said the changes to the design demonstrate the NSW Government's commitment to working with the community to ensure road upgrades meet local needs.

"The NSW Government is committed to delivering road projects that support local economies and keep friends and families connected," Mr Saunders said.

"Earlier this year Transport for NSW went out for community consultation on a concept design for the Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection upgrade.

"As part of this consultation, feedback was received that suggested restricting right turns around Baird Street and the Newell Highway would impact commuters, residents and local businesses.

"As a result, the NSW Government has modified the design of the intersection at Baird Street to include traffic lights to allow right turns from the Newell Highway onto Baird Street and from Baird Street onto Newell Highway towards Dubbo CBD.

"The design change will increase access to local businesses and improve safety and efficiency for residents, truck drivers and visitors. This is a great win for the community."

The installation of traffic lights at Baird Street is part of the broader project to upgrade the Newell and Mitchell Highway intersection.

More information on the project is available on the projects webpage.

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