Safer and more efficient travel through Macquarie park a step closer
31 October 2017
Plans for more reliable and efficient bus services at Macquarie Park have accelerated with the release today of a new report.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said feedback received from the community on the Bus Priority and Capacity Improvements proposal has been taken into consideration and work can now progress.
“Macquarie Park is experiencing strong growth and there is significant development under way in the precinct,” the spokesperson said.
“It’s important the roads support public transport connections, move freight, ease congestion as well as provide more reliable and safer travel for the community.
“Roads and Maritime in collaboration with Transport for NSW invited feedback earlier this year and received more than 80 submissions from the community.
“Some changes including delaying the Ivanhoe Place intersection upgrade to a later stage have been made to the design in response to feedback.”
Work will be delivered under the Bus Priority Infrastructure Program and involves upgrading intersections, widening roads and extending turning lanes.
“The project will result more efficient and reliable travel times through the Macquarie Park area for buses and all road users,” the spokesperson said.
“These improvements are supported by additional weekly bus services being provided to Macquarie Park which boost network capacity for the precinct.
“Work will be carried out in stages from early next year to reduce the impact to the roads and during the upgrade of the Epping to Chatswood rail line for Sydney Metro.”
The community will continue to be kept informed as the project progresses. More information please visit the Bus Priority Infrastructure Program page