Pinch point upgrade at Elizabeth Drive and Marsden Road, Liverpool

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

Thank you very much for your patience and understanding recently as we worked non-stop for seven days on this project. By carrying out our work in this way, we have reduced the overall length of the project, reduced the impact on the community and minimised traffic disruptions.

We are now returning to our usual work schedule of five night and five day shifts a week.

We will continue road work which includes adjusting traffic lights, upgrading stormwater drainage, demolishing existing footpaths and asphalting. This work will take place during the day and at night.

Work will include:

  • Providing an additional dedicated left turn lane on Marsden Road
  • Widening to the west and east side of Marsden Road
  • Adjusting the stormwater drainage on the northern side of Elizabeth Drive
  • Relocating traffic lights and utilities to suit the new configuration.

During this time we will also be accessing our site compounds on Park Road and Hoxton Park Road.

View or download the April 2019 project update (PDF, 205Kb) for more information.

For information on the seven day 24 hour work over school holidays, view the April 2019 project update (PDF, 205Kb) for extended hours.

Work schedule

We will be on site for up to five day and five night shifts a week between April and September 2019, excluding public holidays.

For this upcoming work we will be on site for up to 50 night and 40 day shifts between Friday April 26 and Friday 26 July 2019.

Project background

The NSW Government is funding 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.

This intersection is known for the long queues of motorists on Marsden Road turning onto Elizabeth Drive. Road users try to skip these lines using dangerous manoeuvres which cause crashes and disrupt traffic flow towards.

Roads and Maritime is upgrading this ‘pinch point’ by widening Marsden Road to:

  • create a dedicated right turn lane improving traffic flow away from Liverpool
  • create a dedicated left turn lane improving traffic flow towards Liverpool
  • separate turning traffic to reduce risky moves by motorists improving safety and easing congestion for all road users using Elizabeth Drive.

We are also upgrading the pram ramp on Elizabeth Drive to improve pedestrian.

Community benefits

The key benefits to the community include:

  • Improving traffic flow through the intersection by separating left and right turn vehicles from Marsden Road onto Elizabeth Drive
  • Easing congestion through the intersection by reducing the number of crashes.

Community consultation

In May and June 2017 Roads and Maritime Services invited feedback on proposed intersection improvements at Elizabeth Drive and Marsden Road, Liverpool.

After considering all responses, we have decided not to change the proposed design. Please view or download the community consultation report for more information.

What happens next?

We will be updating you on this project as work progresses, including informing you in advance about future work schedules and night work.

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