Pinch point upgrade at the Great Western Highway and Reservoir Road, Blacktown

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

During this next stage our work will include clearing trees, installing barriers, modifying storm water drainage, adjusting utilities and earthwork. It will be necessary to carry out some of this work at night. For more information, view the April 2019 project update (PDF, 294Kb).

Our work schedule

We will be on site for up to five days and five nights a week for 20 night and 40 day shifts between Monday 15 April and Saturday 15 June 2019, weather permitting, excluding public holidays.

Our day work hours will be between 7am and 5pm from Sunday to Friday and our night work hours will be between 8pm and 5am from Sunday to Friday. We will not be working on public holidays.

How will the work affect you?

Our work may be noisy at times, however we will do everything we can to minimise its impact, including completing the noisier activities by 11pm.

Traffic changes

There will be temporary traffic changes during our work hours to ensure the work zone is safe.

Lane closures will be in place and may affect travel times. Please keep to speed limits and follow signs and traffic controllers’ directions. For the latest traffic updates, you can call 132 701, visit or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

Our next steps

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

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.

The intersection upgrade will improve traffic flow through this intersection and improve the journeys of road users travelling along the Great Western Highway and Reservoir Road, and those transferring between the Great Western Highway and the M4. View or download the project design.

The upgrade will include widening Reservoir Road to:

  • extend the left turn on Reservoir Road easing congestion towards Blacktown
  • create a second dedicated right turn lane improving traffic flow onto the Highway
  • add a second dedicated right turn lane on the Highway reducing travel times towards Blacktown.

Project features

The proposed improvements include:

  • a dedicated left turn lane for northbound traffic on Reservoir Road
  • dual dedicated right turn lanes for northbound traffic on Reservoir Road
  • widening of the left turn lane from Great Western Highway eastbound
  • dual dedicated right turn lanes for westbound traffic on Great Western Highway
  • minor widening of the left turn slip lane on the Great Western Highway westbound
  • removal of vegetation.

Community benefits

The key benefits to the community include:

  • •reducing congestion at the intersection with a more efficient intersection
  • lowering travel times particularly in peak hours
  • improving traffic flow at this intersection and approaches
  • increasing safety for pedestrians and road users.

Community consultation

We consulted on this project with the community in December 2017. To view the results of the report, view the February 2018 consultation report.

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