Five New Variable Message Signs To Improve Traffic Flow In The Hills

Hills MPs have announced five new variable message signs will be installed across The Hills Shire to provide motorists advance warning of road incidents and improve travel times on Windsor, Showground and Pennant Hills roads.

Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott said the new signs would assist motorists in avoiding traffic hotspots of a morning.

“Motorists driving in The Hills Shire will soon have travel with advance information about road conditions as five new electronic signs are installed from April,” Mr Elliott said.

“The $1.75 million NSW Government funded project aims to give motorists advanced information about the location of crashes, expected delays, detours and events. This gives motorists the chance to plan an alternate route.”

Member for Castle Hill Dominic Perrottet said the signs would create a better traffic flow as motorists avoided accident zones.

“Some of the worst traffic problems are simply created by extensive backlogs of motorists caught out,” Mr Perrottet said.

“By allowing motorists to avoid accidents, the backlogs will be far smaller and will create better flows through nearby roads which would otherwise also be affected.”

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will install a variable message sign on the road reserve at the following locations: 

  • Windsor Roadsouthbound at Castle Hill betweenShowground RoadandFairway Drive
  • Windsor Roadsouthbound at Rouse Hill betweenMile End RoadandCommercial Road
  • Windsor Roadnorthbound at Baulkham Hills, midway betweenCook StreetandCharles Street
  • Pennant Hills Roadeastbound at Carlingford near the intersection withLloyds Avenue
  • Showground Roadwestbound betweenBarwell AvenueandCheriton Avenue, Castle Hill

 Member for Hawkesbury Ray Williams said the signs would be operational by July.

 “Installation of each sign will take approximately three night shifts. All five signs will be installed at night between 10pm and 8am from April to June 2013,” Mr Williams said.

 ”Every effort will be made to minimise noise and other impacts on residents.

 “Directly affected small business operators are being visited by the project team and nearby residents will be informed by letter.”

 For further information about this project, please contact project manager Raed Dabit on (02) 8837 0925 during business hours or email Raed.DABIT@rms.nsw.gov.au.