New traffic lights and extra lane on Windsor bridge now open to traffic
3 December 2020
Work on the new Windsor Bridge has reached another milestone with the new traffic lights at the George and Bridge Street intersection and the bridge's extra lane now officially open to traffic.
Member for Hawkesbury, Robyn Preston MP said the new Windsor Bridge is an essential local and regional road link across the Hawkesbury River at Windsor and is already delivering benefits to the local community.
"Improved safety, new pedestrian and cyclists paths and improved flood resilience are just some of the many benefits this project has already brought to the area," Ms Preston said.
"The new approaches to the bridge and improved intersections at either end have also opened to traffic as part of this work and when completed, the new Thompson Square will create a single green open space for the community."
"With more than 25,000 vehicles expected to be using the bridge each day by 2056, it is pleasing to see this important project reach another milestone, delivering benefits to road users and the local community now."
The opening of the bridge's extra lane is in addition to the two lanes that have already opened to traffic and the new traffic lights will replace the temporary roundabout at the Bridge and George Street intersection.
Motorists can still expect to see crew onsite, with final work including landscaping in the lower part of Thompson Square, completing the viewing deck and some local roadwork under way with this work set to be completed by mid-April.
Transport for NSW thanks the community for their patience as this work is carried out.
For more information about the upgrades, visit the Windsor Bridge replacement project page.