Cumberland Highway and Merrylands Road, Greystanes


Project overview

The NSW Government has committed over $825 million to pinch point projects which ease congestion, reduce traffic delays and improve travel times on Sydney's major roads.

Latest news

Jun 2019 - Upgrade complete

The upgrade at Cumberland Highway and Merrylands Road in Greystanes is now complete. Please view the June 2019 project update (PDF, 475Kb) to learn more about the work.

We thank the community for their patience while we completed this work.

Project information


The NSW Government is funding this project as part of its $300 million Urban Roads Pinch Point Program, which aims to reduce congestion and improve travel time on Sydney’s busiest corridors.

An average of 60,000 motorists each day use the Cumberland Highway, which links the M4 and Liverpool. Motorists faced long wait times and heavy congestion at the Cumberland Highway and Merrylands Road intersection at Greystanes, because of the limited number of dedicated turning lanes.

Motorists would experience congestion travelling to places in the local area including shops, Merrylands train station, school, work or their homes, especially during AM and PM peak times.

To help address the problem Roads and Maritime began upgrading the intersection at Cumberland Highway and Merrylands Road in 2018. This project is now complete. We appreciate your patience and understanding while we carried out this important work.

Since opening to traffic in May 2019, this upgrade has eased congestion and is delivering more reliable trips for all road users.


The upgrade is helping to:

  • ease congestion along Cumberland Highway and Merrylands Road by allowing more motorists to continue straight without turning traffic blocking them
  • improve traffic flow in all directions by allowing more motorists to turn at the intersection using dedicated turning lanes
  • reduce travel times for northbound road users
  • create more reliable trips for residents travelling to work, school and Merrylands train station.

Community information

Community consultation

In June 2017 Roads and Maritime Services invited feedback on proposed intersection improvements at Cumberland Highway and Merrylands Road, Greystanes. View the June 2017 have your say and July 2017 consultation report to learn more.

After considering all responses, we have decided to proceed with the traffic improvements as proposed.

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Contact us

For further information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 1800 332 660