Church Street, Parramatta

Pinch point upgrade at Great Western Highway, Church Street and Parkes Street, Parramatta

The NSW Government has committed over $825 million to pinch point projects to ease congestion, reduce traffic delays and improve travel times on Sydney's major roads.

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APR 2020

APR 2020Work begins on intersection upgrade

Transport for NSW has started work on the upgrade of the Great Western Highway, Church and Parkes streets’ intersection. View or download the March start of work notification (PDF, 498Kb)

Project information

As a key connection for western Sydney, the Great Western Highway guides over 30,000 motorists through the Rivers City to reach work, school, the shops and homes. These commuters often experience heavy congestion and long wait times at the Great Western Highway, Church and Parkes streets intersection.

Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading the intersection to improve travel times and journey reliability for road users. The upgrade includes:

  • relocating the median island on the Great Western Highway to provide an additional right turn lane from the Great Western Highway onto Church Street
  • widening the western side of Church Street to provide an additional right turn lane from Church Street onto Parkes Street
  • widening Church Street and adjusting medians to create additional turning lanes in each direction.

When completed the project will improve eastbound traffic flow onto Parkes Street and southbound traffic flow for right turning vehicles onto Church Street.

Pinch points are traffic congestion points, intersections or short lengths of road at which a traffic bottleneck exists, slowing down the broader network. They cause a build‑up of traffic and travel delays at these spots and on the wider road network.

In October 2017, Roads and Maritime sought feedback from the community and stakeholders on the proposed intersection improvements. No concerns were raised and Transport for NSW is proceeding with the upgrade.

View or download the October 2017 call for public comment (PDF, 420Kb).

We will continue updating the community on the progress of this upgrade, including work schedules and night work.

Project documents

Project notifications

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March 2020 project notification

Start of work notification

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June 2019 project notification

Early construction work at Great Western Highway, Church Street and Parkes Street, Parramatta from Monday 17 June 2019.

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October 2017 project notification

Have your say on proposed intersection improvements at Great Western Highway, Church Street and Parkes Street, Parramatta.

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Project update

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February 2018 project update

Great Western Highway Church Street and Parkes Street, Parramatta.

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Contact us

If you have any questions about the project, please contact our delivery partner, Ward Civil and Environmental Engineering:

Email: projects@wardcivil.com.au

Phone: 1800 897 841

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