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Bus priority improvements on Smith Street and Wilde Avenue, Parramatta

The NSW Government’s Bus Priority Infrastructure Program is improving the reliability and efficiency of bus services, while easing congestion for all road users.

Project information

Transport for NSW is proposing to extend bus lanes on Smith Street and Wilde Avenue. The proposal includes painting of kerbside bus lanes, changing traffic lanes, road resurfacing and signage changes.

The proposed improvements will help make bus services more efficient by providing continuous bus lanes along this busy corridor, that provides access to the Parramatta Transport Interchange.

The proposal has been developed in consultation with Parramatta City Council and Parramatta Light Rail.

Around 17 bus routes, including up to 85 buses per hour during peak periods, travel to and from the Parramatta Transport Interchange via Smith Street and Wilde Avenue. The number of bus customers accessing the Parramatta Central Business District and Transport Interchange via this route is expected to increase due to future public transport growth.

To provide continuous bus lanes on Smith Street and Wilde Avenue between Darcy Street and Lamont Street we are:

  • extending existing bus lanes in sections of Smith Street and Wilde Avenue
  • installing new kerbside bus lane markings
  • reconfiguring general traffic lanes between Darcy Street and George Street
  • carrying out road resurfacing, line marking and signage changes.
  • Improve the reliability of bus services and reduce travel time
  • Support an integrated public transport network by providing bus customers with efficient and reliable connections to the Parramatta Transport Interchange
  • Cater for future growth in bus services.

We plan on carrying out these works over six weeks from February 2020.

We will be back in contact to provide further details before starting the works.

Contact us

To find out more about this project:

Email: buspriority@rms.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 1800 575 250
Mail: Bus Priority, PO Box 973, Parramatta NSW 2124.

 

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