Community members are invited to have their say on four possible options which have been developed for the $5 million safety upgrade of the Great Western Highway intersection with Ross Street at Glenbrook.
Member for Macquarie Louise Markus said the project would be funded under the Australian and New South Wales governments 10-year, $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan (WSIP).
“The Australian Government is committed to improving roads and transport access in the Western Sydney region. Community members will have the opportunity to provide direct input into the design of this important project, which will ensure local residents and visitors have a greater amount of efficiency and safety,” Mrs Markus said.
“Roads and Maritime Services and Blue Mountains City Council are exploring options to improve safety and access along the Great Western Highway to enhance the gateway to the Glenbrook Village.
“Comments are invited until 11 December and will be considered in determining the preferred design and business case.
“A community drop in session will be held on 2 December between 6pm and 8pm at the Glenbrook School of Arts where members of the community will have the opportunity to talk to the project team about the possible upgrade options.”
New South Wales Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres said the first option would involve providing new traffic lights at the Ross Street and Great Western Highway intersection and full closure of access to the Great Western Highway from Mann Street, Hare and Wascoe streets.
“Option two would involve providing new traffic lights at the Ross Street and Great Western Highway intersection and left turn only from the Great Western Highway to Mann Street, with left only access to Wascoe Street from Mann Street,” Mr Ayres said.
“The third option involves providing new traffic lights at the Ross Street and Great Western Highway intersection and left turn only from the Great Western Highway to Mann Street, with left only access to Wascoe Street from Mann Street and also left turn access from Wascoe Street to the Great Western Highway.”
The final option would involve no change to the Ross Street intersection with the Great Western Highway and no changes to access from Mann Street, Hare and Wascoe streets.
A report summarising all feedback received and our responses will be published after consultation.
The WSIP will deliver major road infrastructure upgrades to support integrated transport for the region and capitalise on the economic benefits from developing a Western Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek and relieve pressure on existing infrastructure.
It also aims to unlock the economic capacity of the region by easing congestion, improving safety and access and creating thousands of local jobs.
Submissions close 11 December and can be made in person at the community information session or at http://bluemountainshaveyoursay.com.au/glenbrook-lights
More information about the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan is available at https://infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure/western_sydney/