Stimulus green light for Woodville Road intersection upgrade


16 November 2020

Work to upgrade the intersection of Woodville Road, Church Street and Parramatta Road at Parramatta will begin next week after receiving the green light on Australian Government stimulus funding.

Dr Geoff Lee, Member for Parramatta said the Australian Government is investing $240 million to fast-track 11 congestion hotspots around Sydney to keep traffic flowing and assist the economic recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic.

“The intersection of Woodville Road, Church Street and Parramatta Road has been identified as a congestion hot spot with more than 33,000 vehicles travelling on Woodville Road and more than 23,000 vehicles using Parramatta Road every day,” Dr Lee said.

“A lot of congestion around this intersection is caused by the thousands of motorists leaving the M4 Western Motorway via the Church Street exit, and the conflicts between through and turning traffic.

“The intersection upgrade involves adding an additional right-turn lane from Woodville Road onto Parramatta Road and a dedicated right-turn bay from Woodville Road onto The Crescent.

“An additional through lane will be built from Parramatta Road onto the M4, as well as an extended left turn bay from Woodville Road onto the M4.”

Once completed, the upgrade will ease congestion, and improve traffic flow and journey times for motorists travelling along the corridor.

This work supports the recent upgrade of the M4 Church Street exit, which opened to traffic in December 2019, and the ongoing upgrade of the Great Western Highway, Church Street and Parkes Street intersection at  Parramatta.

Work is scheduled to start this week and is expected to be completed by August 2022.

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