Residents in the Penrith region will now be able to enjoy a safer and smoother trip with work now complete on the intersection upgrade at Andromeda Drive and The Northern Road at Cranebrook.
Stuart Ayres said the new traffic lights at the busy intersection have been switched on three months ahead of schedule, improving traffic flow and safety for motorists.
“This is fantastic news for the Cranebrook community who can now enjoy a safer journey through this key intersection,” Stuart Ayres said.
“The Northern Road is a major north-south connector through Penrith and the intersection with Andromeda Drive provides access to residential areas and schools in Cranebrook.
“Crews started improvement work at this intersection in June this year to install new traffic lights and widen the southbound lane on The Northern Road heading towards Penrith to provide motorists with safer turning opportunities into and out of the residential area.
“We wanted to ensure the community can safely access this key intersection and these improvements will reduce the number and severity of crashes at this intersection.”
Stuart Ayres said the essential upgrade will improve safety for the thousands of motorists who travel along The Northern Road and through Cranebrook each day.
“This upgrade means all major entry and exit points in and out of Cranebrook along The Northern Road are now signalised, creating a safer journey for motorists,” Stuart Ayres said.
“This intersection was identified as a local blackspot so it was important Roads and Maritime Services worked with the community to find a way to improve safety.
“The NSW Government is committed to reducing the number of accidents on our roads and this project is another piece of the puzzle which will benefit motorists and the community for years to come.
“The community is thanked for their patience while the essential upgrade was carried out.”