Have a say on next stage of planning for Epping Road widening
26 November 2015
Community members are invited to have a say on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) prepared for the proposed Epping Road widening project which aims to support the Epping Town Centre precinct development.
“The NSW Government is progressing a proposal to widen Epping Road westbound between Essex Street and Blaxland Road and upgrade the Essex Street intersection as part of the NSW Government’s Urban Activation Precincts program,” A Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.
“Epping Road is used by about 42,000 vehicles every day and is a key arterial link between the north-western suburbs and the Hills district, and the lower North Shore to the Sydney CBD.
“The road upgrade aims to support future growth in the area by providing improved road infrastructure to reduce congestion for motorists around the Epping Town Centre and increase safety for all road users.
“Community feedback on the proposal is being invited until Friday 11 December with the Review of Environmental Factors now on display.
“Future traffic demands across the next 10 years and beyond have been considered as part of the proposal highlighting the NSW Government’s commitment to address short and medium term traffic demand within the precinct.
“The upgrade also aims to improve traffic flow at intersections and provide improved facilities for pedestrians while remaining in keeping with the character of the area.
“To reduce the impact on residents and road users, Roads and Maritime Services is proposing to carry out work during the next 18 months for up to five nights a week from 8pm to 5am, excluding Saturdays and public holidays, weather permitting.
“Subject to approval, this part of the project is expected to start mid next year.
“The community is invited to learn more at information sessions on Thursday 3 December from 6pm to 8pm, and Saturday 5 December from 11am to 1pm, at Epping Scout Hall at 6 Essex Street in Epping.
“The Review of Environmental Factors is also available to view on the Roads and Maritime Services website and in hard copy at Epping Library and Hornsby Shire Council Administration Centre.
“I encourage everyone to view the plans and concept design and provide feedback.”
“The community will continue to be updated as the project progresses."