Upgraded pinch point at Narellan Road and Appin Road, Campbelltown

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.

The NSW Government is funding this proposal as part of its $300 million Urban Roads Pinch Point Program, which aims to reduce congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s busiest corridors.

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services completed upgrading the pinch point at Narellan Road and Appin Road in Campbelltown.

Project features

The NSW Government is funding this proposal as part of its $300 million Urban Roads Pinch Point Program, which aims to reduce congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s busiest corridors.

Residents and motorists of Campbelltown, Bradbury and Ambarvale were experiencing congestion and long wait times travelling from the Hume Motorway through this central intersection to their homes. Pedestrians were crossing roads unsafely or more than necessary to connect to local shops, schools, and hospitals.

Roads and Maritime started working on the ‘pinch point’ at the intersection of Narellan Road and Appin Road in May 2018 and now complete our upgrade in Campbelltown.

Since opening to traffic, this upgrade is delivering more reliable trips for all road users and pedestrians. With smoother and more reliable transfers through the vital intersection, shoppers and residents can return home from work, school and play to spend more time and connect with their loved ones.

Community benefits

The project will:

  • ease congestion with increased number of turning lanes able to move more motorists through the central Campbelltown intersection
  • reduce travel times during journeys with better traffic flow from Narellan Road to local shops and homes off The Parkway, Oxley Street, and Appin Road
  • improve safety and reduce travel times for pedestrians with the additional pedestrian crossing
  • create more reliable trips for locals travelling across Campbelltown to connect to the Hume Motorway, shops along Oxley Street and homes off The Parkway.

What is a ‘pinch point’?

  • A pinch point is a traffic congestion point, either at an intersection or on a short length of road, where a traffic bottleneck exists. They cause traffic build-up and travel delays at these spots and on the wider road network.
  • More than $825 million has been committed to the pinch point program. Each project will ease congestion, reduce traffic delays and improve travel times on Sydney’s major roads.

What did we do?

Our work included:

  • widening the southern side of Narellan Road and south western corner of Narellan Road and Appin Road to allow space for the new lanes
  • converting the existing shared right and through lane on Narellan Road to a dedicated through lane assisting motorists accessing The Parkway and Oxley Street
  • adding a second dedicated right turning lane on Narellan Road for motorists accessing Appin Road
  • adding a fourth pedestrian crossing at Appin Road for improved pedestrian safety and better access to valuable community amenities
  • repainting bike lanes for improved safety and visibility for cyclists and other road users
  • replanting trees and other flora with fast growing natives for sustainable environmental benefit
  • footpath upgrades for an improved environment for local residents.

Community consultation

Roads and Maritime asked for your feedback in April and May 2017. We received comments from 11 community members and have responded to all community feedback in a consultation report. We thank everyone for considering the proposal and for the time they spent to give us feedback.

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