Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott has announced new traffic lights have been installed on Pennant Hills Road at the NorthConnex southern worksite to give trucks and heavy vehicles access to the site directly from the main road.
Mr Elliott said work is well under way on the $3 billion project, with tunnelling starting last week.
“After breaking rock on the tunnel entrance last week, truckloads of spoil are being removed from the first tunnel shaft,” Mr Elliott said.
“As work continues to ramp up, there will be more trucks and other heavy vehicles moving in and out of the worksite.
“In order to ease congestion on local roads, new traffic lights have been installed which will enable these vehicles to enter and exit the work site directly from Pennant Hills Road.
“This will keep heavy vehicle traffic off Eaton Road and other surrounding streets and will enable trucks to transport spoil via major roads once tunnelling is in full swing.
“The traffic signals are operating in both directions and will be synchronised to match the sequence of lights further north and south of the worksite on Pennant Hills Road.
“The traffic lights will remain in place until tunnelling is completed, which is expected to take around 18 months, weather permitting.”