Tackling congestion on Stacey Street at Bankstown
4 June 2019
Motorists travelling through Bankstown could benefit from more reliable journeys as part of plans for a potential 2.2 kilometre upgrade of Stacey Street and the Hume Highway.
Roads and Maritime Services Executive Director Sydney John Hardwick said investigation work will be carried out on a proposal to widen Stacey Street, to create a divided six lane road, and upgrade key intersections along the corridor.
“Widening Stacey Street could deliver improved travel times, reliability, safety and efficiency for the thousands of motorists who use this traffic bottleneck every day,” Mr Hardwick said.
“The proposed upgrade would start just north of Rookwood Road, through the intersection with the Hume Highway, past Rickard Road and the railway line before ending at Griffiths Avenue.
“The planned project would also improve sections of the Hume Highway on either side of Stacey Street, including at Boronia Road, and provide new shared pathways.”
Mr Hardwick said site investigation work will be carried out soon to inform the development of the design.
“Work will include investigating ground conditions, identifying underground utilities and inspecting existing drainage,” Mr Hardwick said.
“Work will be carried out from Sunday 9 June to Sunday 25 August, weather permitting, between 7am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday and between 9pm and 5am Sunday to Thursday.
“As part of the process, the community will have an opportunity to provide feedback during the consultation stage. Roads and Maritime will keep the community updated as the project progresses.”
The project is in addition to work to widen the section of Stacey Street between Stanley Street and Macauley Avenue and improve surrounding intersections.
Stage one of that upgrade is now complete, which means motorists are experiencing the benefit of an extra southbound lane on Stacey Street and extended dual right turn lanes into Macauley Avenue.
This will deliver improved traffic flow and travel reliability, connecting motorists to Sydney’s south, west and CBD more easily.
For more information on the Stacey Street widening proposal, contact the project team on 1800 849 023 or email StaceyStreet.BankstownUpgrade@rms.nsw.gov.au
Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and follow the direction of signs and traffic controllers.
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