Western Sydney’s congestion-busting Glenbrook intersection upgrade is closing in on completion, with work now complete on new traffic lights at the intersection of the Great Western Highway and Ross Street.
The revamped intersection forms part of the $3.6 billion, Australian and New South Wales governments Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan.
New South Wales Minister for Western Sydney and Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres said the traffic light switch-on meant the project was progressing well.
“The operation of these traffic lights is fantastic news for the thousands of motorists who travel through this busy intersection each day,” Mr Ayres said.
“Changes will also be made to the intersection of the Great Western Highway and Hare Street, which will see access to Hare Street closed at the southern end. The entire upgrade is expected to be completed later this year, weather permitting.”
Liberal Senator for Western Sydney Marise Payne said the project would have long-lasting benefits.
“The Australian and New South Wales governments are committed to reducing the number of crashes on the road network,” Senator Payne said.
“The intersection is a key gateway to the Blue Mountains, and the upgrades we have announced will help ensure that it is a safe and smooth-flowing route for locals and tourists alike.”
Federal Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said the upgrade was part of a once-in-a-generation strategy to combat congestion and improve connectivity across Western Sydney.
“The Glenbrook intersection upgrade will make this area safer, more convenient for families and speed up travel times,” Mr Tudge said.
New South Wales Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said the highway was a vital freight link.
“The Great Western Highway is an important transport link between Sydney and the central west of New South Wales,” Ms Pavey said.
“This upgrade will provide much needed improvements for local motorists, freight users and tourists.”
Work will continue to be carried out on weekdays from 7am to 6pm and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays, with some night work to be carried out between 8pm and 5am, weather permitting.
The $5.6 million Ross Street Intersection Upgrade is jointly funded, with the Australian Government committing $2.5 million and the New South Wales Government committing the remainder.
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