Improving traffic flow on Norwest Boulevard

Member for Baulkham Hills, David Elliott, today announced work to improve traffic flow on the Norwest Boulevard at the intersection of Windsor Road, Baulkham Hills will begin on Monday 24 October.

Mr Elliott said the project is great news for Baulkham Hills.

“The upgrade will improve safety and traffic flow at this important intersection,’ Mr Elliott said.

“The end result of this upgrade will see peak hour delays and traffic congestion reduced on Norwest Boulevard.

“The RTA carried out extensive community consultation about this project in April 2011 and would like to thank everyone who took the time to review this proposal and provide feedback.

“The RTA considered the community feedback and has modified some key features of the project.”

The project will now proceed as follows:

  • The Norwest Boulevard centre median will be narrowed on the northern side only. This will provide three lanes eastbound that turn right  onto Windsor Road. The southern side of the median will be retained.
  • The Norwest Business Association in consultation with the RTA has developed a landscaping proposal for the modified centre median and possible additional improvements on the north-west and south-west corners.
  • The lane configuration on Windsor Road will be changed to provide two left turn lanes onto Norwest Boulevard
  • The configuration of the southbound kerbside lane on Windsor Road south of Norwest Boulevard will be changed to allow a thorough and left turn into  Gladstone Road

Work will start on Monday 24 October 2011 and will take around six months to finish, weather permitting.

To minimise traffic disruptions, work will be carried out at night from 7pm to 5am and during the day, Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm and Saturday 8am to 1pm.

There will be some noise associated with this work, however every effort will be made to minimise the impact of noise on nearby residents and businesses.

During this work motorists are asked to follow the signs, including reduced speed limits and to follow the direction of traffic controllers.

For more information about changes to traffic conditions contact the Transport Management centre on 132 701 or visit the Live Traffic website at www.livetraffic.com