Community members are invited to have a say on a proposal to improve traffic flow on Norwest Boulevard at the intersection of Lexington Drive and Elizabeth Macarthur Drive at Bella Vista.
Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott said the NSW Government has allocated $500,000 to install sensor activated traffic lights at the westbound and northbound approach to the roundabout.
“The traffic lights on the approach to the roundabout would be triggered by vehicles and help to ease eastbound congestion along Norwest Boulevard during the morning peak.”
“The proposal is in response to an increase in traffic on Norwest Boulevard and is suggested as a short term solution, before a planned intersection upgrade in the future.”
To minimise the disruption to motorists, work on the proposed improvements would be carried out at night from 8pm to 5am, excluding Saturdays, and take 40 nights, weather permitting.
Roads and Maritime Services proposes working up to five nights a week for eight weeks, or alternatively two nights a week for 20 weeks, during the same hours.
Mr Elliott said the work is a case of short term pain for long term gain and will help improve journey reliability for the many motorists who use this busy thoroughfare.
“Members of the community are encouraged to give feedback on the improvements and work schedule before Wednesday 5 April,” Mr Elliott said.
Feedback can be provided by writing to DownerMouchel, Norwest Boulevard Intersection Upgrade, PO Box 6464 North Ryde NSW 2113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roads and Maritime will consider all feedback and keep the community updated as the proposal progresses.