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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JUN 2019

JUN 2019Pre construction work starts

Roads and Maritime Services started pre-construction work at this intersection in June 2019. View the June 2019 project update (PDF, 304Kb) for more information.

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 proposed intersection improvements. No concerns were raised and we have decided to proceed. with the proposal.

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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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

Email: pinchpoints@rms.nsw.gov.au

Phone: Call our Project Manager, George Elhage, during business hours on 1800 572 004.

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