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.
FEB 2021Intersection work
Work continuing on intersection improvements at Great Western Highway, Church Street and Parkes Street, Parramatta.
The work will improve eastbound traffic flow on Great Western Highway and Parkes Street and northbound traffic on Church Street.
Work on the project began in March 2020 and involves relocating more than 70km of underground telecommunications cabling.
More information is available in the February 2021 project update (PDF, 460Kb).
If you have any questions about the work, please contact our contractor, Ward Civil, by email – firstname.lastname@example.org – or by telephone on 1800 897 841
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.
February 2021 project notification
Church Street corridor upgrades project update – – Great Western Highway, Church Street and Parkes Street (Parramatta); and Woodville Road, Church Street and Parramatta Road (Granville and H
November 2020 project notification
Church Street corridor project update – Great Western Highway, Church Street and Parkes Street (Parramatta); and Woodville Road, Church Street and Parramatta Road (Granville and Holroyd).
March 2020 project notification
Start of work notification
June 2019 project notification
Early construction work at Great Western Highway, Church Street and Parkes Street, Parramatta from Monday 17 June 2019.
October 2017 project notification
Have your say on proposed intersection improvements at Great Western Highway, Church Street and Parkes Street, Parramatta.
February 2018 project update
Great Western Highway Church Street and Parkes Street, Parramatta.
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If you have any questions about the project, please contact our delivery partner, Ward Civil and Environmental Engineering:
Phone: 1800 897 841