Centennial Avenue and Epping Road, Lane Cove intersection upgrade

The NSW Government is upgrading the intersection of Centennial Avenue and Epping Road. This will ease congestion and improve travel times.

Updates and announcements

Start of work

Roads and Maritime Services will widen Centennial Avenue by adding a left hand turn lane from Centennial Avenue onto Epping Road, helping to ease congestion, reduce travel times and make the intersection safer for northbound motorists.

Work starts on Monday 21 January 2019 and is planned to be completed by November 2019, weather permitting.

There will be up to five night shifts a week, for approximately 70 shifts, between late January and November.

Work hours are between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday, 8am and 1pm on Saturday, and 6pm to 7am Sunday to Friday. No work will be done on public holidays.

This work schedule is designed to complete the intersection upgrade as quickly as possible, limiting the impact on the local community. Most work is being done at night to minimise traffic disruption and reduce health and safety risks to workers.

While there will be some noise associated with this upgrade – such as vehicle movements, concreting and moving equipment - every effort will be made to limit these disruptions. For example, nosier tasks will be completed by midnight and respite offered during prolonged night works.

Questions about any aspect of this project are welcome. Please contact Ward Civil at projects@wardcivil.com.au, 1300 919 508 or PO Box 1067 North Ryde BC 1670.

Updates on project progress will be available on this website and via letterbox drops in the local area.

Intersection improvements on Centennial Avenue and Epping Road, Lane Cove

Project background

The NSW Government is funding this intersection upgrade as part of its $300 million Urban Roads Pinch Point Program, which aims to reduce congestion and improve travel times on Sydney's busiest corridors.

Currently around 3800 vehicles an hour travel through the intersection of Centennial Avenue and Epping Road in the morning and afternoon peak periods. Northbound traffic on Centennial Avenue can experience significant delays and queues of more than 400 metres in the morning peak.

Roads and Maritime proposes to improve traffic flow through the intersection by widening Centennial Avenue and changing the lane configuration of Centennial Avenue and Epping Road.

Project benefits

Benefits of this intersection upgrade include:

  • Reduced queue lengths for motorists travelling northbound on Centennial Avenue at Epping Road
  • Improved travel times and left turn movement for northbound motorists turning from Centennial Avenue onto Epping Road.

Key features

  • Establishing a site compound in Turrumburra Park
  • Keeping the park’s pedestrian and bicycle access open and signposting essential detours
  • Diverting pedestrians using the footpaths along the park on Centennial Avenue and Epping Road
  • Widening the road to add a left turn lane on the southern approach to Centennial Avenue
  • Adjusting traffic lights
  • Modifying street lighting
  • Relocating utilities
  • Modifying the traffic island
  • Regrading and reinstatement of existing off-road cycle path
  • Improving stormwater drainage network.

Traffic changes

There will be temporary traffic changes during work hours to ensure the work zone is safe. Please keep to speed limits and follow signs and traffic controller directions. For the latest traffic updates, call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW app.

Community engagement

Roads and Maritime would like to thank everyone who took the time to consider this proposal and provide feedback.

In response to requests from the community, the consultation period was extended to Wednesday 31 January 2018.

A report summarising feedback received and responses was published in April 2018.

What happens next?

We will continue to keep the community informed as the project progresses.

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