Intersection improvements at Devlin Street, Blaxland Road and Parkes Street, Ryde

The NSW Government has committed over $825 million to pinch point projects which ease congestion, reduce traffic delays and improve travel times on Sydney's major roads.

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services will carry out investigation work to inform and plan intersection improvements at Devlin Street and Blaxland Road, Ryde.

We will be on site for five night shifts between Monday 8 July and Friday 2 August, weather permitting. Our work hours will be between 8pm and 5am from Sunday to Friday.

For further information, please read the our July 2019 notification (PDF, 534Kb).

Project background

The NSW Government has funded this project as part of its $300 million Urban Roads Pinch Point Program, which aims to reduce congestion and improve travel time on Sydney's busiest corridors.

Currently, motorists experience delays at Devlin Street, Blaxland Road and Parkes Street intersection, particularly during peak periods.

To improve this, we are removing the merge under the Victoria Road overpass and creating an additional northbound lane from Victoria Road to Blaxland Road. We will also be upgrading the traffic lights.

Community benefits

Key benefits to the community include:

  • reduced congestion and improved safety on Devlin Street
  • travel time savings for motorists, particularly during peak periods
  • reduced queue lengths and traffic delays due to a better flow of traffic through the intersection
  • reducing the incidence of rear-end crashes.
  • increased pedestrian safety
  • improved overall intersection efficiency.

Community engagement

Roads and Maritime invited feedback on the proposed intersection improvements at Devlin Street, Blaxland Road and Parkes Street, Ryde in March 2018.

After considering all responses, along with the proposal’s aims and design requirements, we have decided to proceed with the proposal, subject to the following change to the original design proposal:

  • the bus priority lane on Devlin Street will not be removed as had been proposed.

We have now prepared a community consultation report that summarises the feedback we received and our responses.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to consider our proposal and provide feedback.

What happens next?

Roads and Maritime will finalise the detailed design and environmental assessment for this proposal.

We will keep the community and stakeholders informed as the project progresses.

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