Safety improvements for busy Camperdown intersection
11 February 2020
Safety will be improved for road users at the intersection of Parramatta, Missenden and Lyons roads at Camperdown with the NSW Government carrying out upgrades to the traffic lights in the first half of this year.
A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the work will help reduce the number of rear end crashes, especially for motorists heading west along Parramatta Road, and improve the visibility of pedestrians and cyclists on approach.
“The intersection sees significant use at around 50,000 vehicles per day, providing access to nearby Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney,” the spokesperson said.
“The improvements include a new overhead traffic light post and turning arrows to hold traffic while pedestrians cross the road.
“Work will be carried out between Sunday 15 March and Sunday 3 May, weather permitting and excluding public holidays.
“The NSW Government is delivering this work as part of the NSW Safer Roads Program to improve road safety at intersections.”
There were 18 crashes recorded at the intersection between 2014 and 2018, resulting in 14 people being injured, including three people seriously injured.
To minimise the impact on motorists, work will be carried out at night between 8pm and 5am from Sunday to Friday.
Traffic control and a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists.
Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions, and to follow the direction of signs and traffic control.
Transport for NSW thanks motorists for their patience during this time.
For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit livetraffic.com or call 132 701.