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.

Great Western Highway and Reservoir Road intersection in Blacktown: road widening for added turning lanes (facing westwards)
Great Western Highway and Reservoir Road intersection in Blacktown: road widening for added turning lanes (facing westwards)

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime is continuing this important work to improve traffic flow through the Great Western Highway and Reservoir Road, Blacktown and to improve the journeys of road users travelling along the Highway and Reservoir Road. For more information, view the June 2019 project update (PDF, 234Kb).

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 work will improve traffic flow through this intersection and improve the journeys of road users travelling along the Great Western Highway and Reservoir Road. View or download the project design.

The upgrade will include widening Reservoir Road, extending the the left turn bay on Reservoir Road, building a second dedicated right turn lane onto the Great Western Highway and adding a second dedicated right turn lane from the Highway onto Reservoir Road northbound.

Community benefits

The key benefits to the community include:

  • •reducing congestion at the intersection
  • lowering travel times particularly in peak hours
  • improving traffic flow
  • increasing safety for road users

Community consultation

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

What happens next?

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

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