Major work to ease congestion and improve safety along Memorial Avenue started today, with the sod turned at Kellyville on the $224 million upgrade.
Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the NSW Government is committed to improving traffic times and getting on with the job of delivering vital infrastructure.
“This major upgrade will improve congestion, safety and travel times for the 30,000 drivers who use Memorial Avenue every day,” Mr Constance said.
“Memorial Avenue is being widened to a four lane divided road, with shared pedestrian and cyclist paths, helping people connect with the Sydney Metro stations at Kellyville and Bella Vista.”
“The upgrade also includes additional dedicated left and right turn lanes at the Windsor Road and Memorial Avenue intersection, and bus users will benefit from new bus priority traffic lights.”
Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott said the Memorial Avenue upgrade would assist the community meet the future transport needs of Sydney’s growing North West.
“Residents are looking forward to the delivery of this much-needed upgrade to manage current and predicated increases in traffic and respond to residential and commercial development in the area,” Mr Elliott said.
Work will be carried out on weekdays (excluding public holidays) between 7am and 6pm, weather permitting.
During this time, road users are urged to drive to conditions and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.
The Memorial Avenue upgrade is expected to open to road users in late 2023. Once completed, Memorial Avenue will have a consistent speed limit of 80km/h.