Planning is progressing with a community consultation report now available for proposed improvements at the intersection of Pennant Hills and North Rocks roads at Carlingford.
Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott said the NSW Government is funding this project as part of the $300 million Urban Roads Pinch Point Program which aims to reduce congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s busiest road corridors.
“The proposed improvements would involve widening the western side of Pennant Hills Road to accommodate three northbound lanes to improve traffic flow for motorists,” Mr Elliott said.
“The improvements would also include installing a separated left turn lane for motorists turning left from Pennant Hills Road into North Rocks Road as well as a dedicated right turn lane for motorists turning right from North Rocks Road into Pennant Hills Road.
“Work would also be carried out to install a new traffic island in the north eastern corner of the intersection and a trafficable painted median in the centre of Pennant Hills Road to improve safety for all road users.”
Mr Elliott said Roads and Maritime Services invited comments on the proposed intersection improvements in December last year and received feedback from 61 people.
“The main comments received included the need for the project, potential environmental impacts, traffic light issues as well as pedestrian and cyclist safety at the intersection,” Mr Elliott said.
“All comments and feedback provided by the community and stakeholders have been carefully considered and the proposal will proceed with a minor change.
“Roads and Maritime will now finalise the detailed design and environmental assessment for the proposal.
“The community and stakeholders are thanked for taking the time to provide feedback and will be updated as the project progresses.”
For more information about the project and to view the consultation report visit http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/sydney-north/pennant-hills-rd-north-rocks-rd-carlingford/index.html.