Congestion busting relief on the way for Parramatta


12 March 2020 

Getting through Parramatta will become easier, after work started on congestion busting infrastructure improvements at the intersection of the Great Western Highway, Church and Parkes streets in Parramatta.

Member for Parramatta Dr Geoff Lee said the NSW Government is getting on with the job of busting this notorious bottleneck through Sydney’s second CBD.

“This pinch point causes headaches for the 3500 motorists who travel through it every hour during the morning and evening peaks,” Dr Lee said.

“Morning traffic queues on the Church Street approach to the intersection can reach back almost half a kilometre towards the M4 Western Motorway. The Great Western Highway eastbound can also stretch back almost 400 metres.

“Once complete the upgraded intersection will allow motorists to get from A to B faster and more safely.”

Dr Lee said local motorists know better than anyone the impacts congestion has on the daily commute.

“The upgraded intersection will act as a relief valve for Parramatta, ensuring motorists can get to work and get home sooner to spend time with their friends and family, “ Dr Lee said.

“By investing in pinch points, we are addressing the bottlenecks that lie at the heart of the congestion problem.”

When complete, Church Street, northbound, will feature two dedicated right turn lanes, a dedicated left turn lane and a shared left and through lane. Great Western Highway will feature an additional right turn only lane as well as dedicated left turn and through lanes.

Traffic controls and reduced speed limits may be in place for the safety of workers and motorists.

Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and follow signs and traffic controllers’ directions.

Transport for NSW thanks motorists for their patience during this time.

For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit or call 132 701.

For further information about the project please visit Great Western Highway Church Street and Parkes Street.