Botany Road & Bunnerong Road, Matraville - Traffic Lights

The NSW Government is funding this $820,000 project as part of its $246 million Pinch Point Program, which aims to reduce traffic delays, manage congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s major roads, particularly during weekday peak periods.

Updates and announcements

Following community consultation, we are preparing to start construction to upgrade the intersection of Botany Road and Bunnerong Road, Matraville.

The work will be completed in two stages. The first stage will take six shifts to complete between Monday 9 May and Monday 6 June, excluding weekends, weather permitting. Our working hours will be:

  • Between 9pm and 5am
  • We will also be working during the day from 7am to 5pm between Mondays and Fridays.

View or download the May 2016 – Start of Work letter (PDF, 327Kb) for more information. We will continue to keep you informed as the project progresses.

Project background

The intersection of Botany Road and Bunnerong Road is currently a T-intersection. Bunnerong Road is the priority movement for north-south traffic through the intersection. The intersection is currently controlled with ‘Stop’ signs on Botany Road for traffic using the single right turn lane provided for eastbound movement.

The work is part of the NSW Government’s $246 million Pinch Point Program.

As part of this proposal an options assessment report was prepared which outlines the different options that were developed and evaluated and provides information on how the preferred option was chosen.

Community Feedback

In July and August 2015 Roads and Maritime Services sought comments from the community and stakeholders on the proposal to install traffic lights at this T-intersection.

We received comments from 127 people and organisations raising 25 different matters for consideration. The majority of comments were in favour of installing traffic lights. We thank everyone who took the time to review the proposal and provide feedback.

Following a review of the comments, we have decided to progress the proposal to detailed design and then construction.

Roads and Maritime has prepared a Community Consultation Report, which summarises the feedback and our responses.

What happens next?

Roads and Maritime Services will carry out the work which includes:

  • Removing concrete from the median and asphalt
  • Installing traffic lights and in-road sensors
  • Installing an additional right turn lane from Botany Road into Bunnerong Road
  • Installing an additional westbound through lane on Bunnerong Road
  • Installing pedestrian crossings and kerb ramps at the traffic lights on the northern and western sides
    of the intersection
  • Installing a CCTV camera to monitor traffic
  • Installing two Live Traffic webcams to provide real time traffic information to the public
  • Building a footpath between Moorina Avenue and Botany Road
  • Replacing asphalt and line marking.
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