Memorial Avenue upgrade, Kellyville

The NSW Government is upgrading Memorial Avenue to a four lane road to meet the future transport needs of Sydney’s north west.

Memorial Avenue in Kellyville (facing westwards)
Memorial Avenue in Kellyville (facing westwards)

Updates and announcements

As part of the project, we need to carry out investigation work along Memorial Avenue between Old Windsor Road and Windsor Road from Tuesday 26 March.

The work will include soil and pavement investigations at various locations along Memorial Avenue near the intersections of Windsor Road, Hector Court and Old Windsor Road. We will repair any disturbed footpaths or road following the work.

Our work schedule

We will be on site for up to twenty five day and twenty night shifts between Monday 22 July and Friday 29 November 2019, weather permitting, excluding public holidays.

Our day work hours will be between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday and between 8am to 1pm on Saturday. Our night work hours will be between 8pm and 5am from Sunday to Friday.

For more information, view the July 2019 project update (PDF. 510Kb).

Project background

Roads and Maritime Services announced construction funding for the Memorial Avenue upgrade in Kellyville on 10 January 2019.

Project snapshot

  • Contract award: Expected second half of 2019
  • Start date of construction: Late 2019, weather permitting
  • Project cost: Project cost will be available once the contract is awarded

Roads and Maritime is upgrading upgrade Memorial Avenue, Kellyville to manage current traffic as well as allow for the expected increases in traffic due residential and commercial development in the area.

Memorial Avenue is about 2.2 kilometres long and connects Old Windsor Road in the west with Windsor Road in the east. It bisects the new Balmoral Road development and provides access to Blacktown, Glenwood, Stanhope Gardens, Parklea, Baulkham Hills, Castle Hill and Kellyville.

The Memorial Avenue upgrade will reduce travel times and congestion for motorists and improve road safety.

Community benefits

The key benefits to the community include:

  • Increasing road capacity to cater for traffic growth
  • Improving traffic flow and safety for motorists through the installation of traffic lights and a central median to separate traffic travelling in opposing directions
  • Improving safety for cyclists and pedestrians by providing off-road shared paths
  • Reducing travel times for all road users between Blacktown and Castle Hill
  • Improving access and travel times for road freight
  • Improving bus accessibility at traffic lights
  • Improved street lighting and landscaping
  • Facilitating the development of the Balmoral Road release area precinct.

Key features

  • Upgrading Memorial Avenue from a two lane to a four lane divided road with a central median
  • Introducing a speed limit of 80km/h
  • Providing a wide central median to allow for future widening to six lanes, when required in the future
  • Providing landscaping in the median
  • Constructing pedestrian/cyclist path on both sides of Memorial Avenue
  • Installing bus priority capability at traffic lights and indented bus bays at Arnold Avenue and Severn Vale Drive intersections
  • Providing designated turning lanes and bicycle lanes at intersections with traffic lights.

Community engagement

The Review of Environmental Factors for this proposal was displayed for community comment in November and December 2014 at The Hills Shire Council and Castle Hill Library. Roads and Maritime also hosted two community information sessions in November 2014. Roads and Maritime would like to thank everyone who took the time to review the documents and provide feedback.

We received 44 submissions and overall there was general support for the upgrade. Community feedback included comments on traffic congestion, local traffic access and public transport in the area. Comments on environmental factors included noise and the relevant mitigation measures. Roads and Maritime has considered the community’s feedback, prepared a Submissions Report in response to the feedback and obtained planning approval for the project. View or download the Submissions Report.

What happens next?

Roads and Maritime has awarded the contract for detailed design to Beca Pty Ltd. and work has started on the design process.

The property acquisition area is being finalised and property letters have been sent to private owners along the proposed upgrade area.

We will continue to work with individual property owners and keep the community informed on the progress of the project.

 

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