The NSW Government is investing $3.3 million through the Housing Acceleration Fund to plan an intersection upgrade at Norwest Boulevard, Lexington Drive and Elizabeth MacArthur Drive, Bella Vista to ease congestion, improve traffic flow along Norwest Boulevard and support and accelerate housing development in the area.
APR 2019Investigation work
Roads and Maritime Service is looking at options to upgrade the intersection at Norwest Boulevard, Lexington Drive and Elizabeth MacArthur Drive, Bella Vista to ease congestion, improve traffic flow and support housing development and future traffic demand.
As part this work, we need to carry out a number of investigations around the intersection. This will involve:
- geotechnical investigations
- utility investigations, including pot holing to identify the location of utilities underground.
Roads and Maritime will contact property owners to arrange access for these planned investigations.
Norwest Boulevard in Bella Vista is a pivotal travel route between the M7 and Castle Hill and provides access to the Norwest Business Park.
However, during morning and evening peak periods the road is heavily congested, causing long delays for road users.
In 2017, vehicle activated traffic lights were introduced at the Norwest Boulevard, Lexington Drive and Elizabeth MacArthur Drive intersection to help ease congestion during the peak period.
While this work has improved journey reliability and travel times, this upgrade was only a short term solution while we investigated long term options.
We are now investigating options to further upgrade the Norwest Boulevard, Lexington Drive and Elizabeth MacArthur Drive intersection in Bella Vista.
The project will:
- improve traffic flow and reduce congestion, especially during the AM and PM peak periods
- support housing development by providing extra capacity to meet future traffic demand
- improve road safety for all road users
- improve access and safety for cyclists and pedestrians
- support the movement and access needs of public transport.
There are a number of other transport projects being undertaken in the area.
For further information on this project, please contact us at:
Phone: 1800 577 277
Post: Norwest Boulevard Upgrade Project Team, Roads and Maritime Services, PO Box 973, Parramatta NSW 2124