Parramatta Congestion Improvement Program - Pinch Point Programs - Easing Sydney's Congestion Program Office


Project overview

The Gateway to the South aims to ease congestion and improve journey reliability on Sydney’s key southern corridors. The Pinch Point Program aims to reduce traffic delays, manage congestion and improve travel times on Sydney's major roads, particularly during weekday peak periods. This program is now complete. In February 2015, the NSW Government committed $300 million to ease congestion on 32 of Sydney’s busiest road corridors over the next 10 years. View or download the media release. The NSW Government has committed over $825 million to fixing pinch points across Sydney’s road network. Our Pinch Point Programs aim to reduce traffic delays, manage congestion and improve travel times on Sydney's major roads, particularly during weekday peak periods. In June 2020 the Australian Government announced a $1 billion infrastructure stimulus package for Shovel Ready Projects across Australia that can support jobs immediately, in response to economic impacts from COVID19. The NSW Government has committed $30 million to reduce congestion around the Parramatta local government area by upgrading key intersections that access the Parramatta Central Business District. Roads and Maritime Services has an ambitious task ahead to deliver the single largest series of infrastructure investments in the state's history. Major project capital expenditure is expected to more than double to $16 billion over the next five years to transform the state's roads, freight and maritime network – we are calling this expanded program the 'Wave'. The NSW Government is acting to reduce congestion and delays on Sydney’s roads by installing new and extended clearways. The NSW Government released its roadmap to deliver the state’s future transport network, the Future Transport Strategy 2056, in 2018. The Bus Priority Infrastructure Program supports this vision by delivering infrastructure that make bus services faster and more reliable, such as bus lanes, bus priority at intersections or more efficient bus stop placement.

Pitt and Marsden Street, Parramatta.

Project information

The NSW Government funded a $30 million Parramatta Congestion Improvement Program to address congestion by improving traffic flow in Parramatta and surrounding areas. As Sydney’s second CBD, improved access to Parramatta is important to better manage traffic demand, increase through traffic and improve safety for all road users.

The program helped ease congestion through:

  • widening small sections of roads or intersections
  • adding extra turn bays, through lanes or turning lanes
  • modifying traffic signals at key intersections.

Program improvements are expected to:

  • improve access to and from the Parramatta CBD
  • better manage increased traffic on the surrounding road network
  • improve safety for all road users
  • reduce queue lengths and increase through traffic
  • facilitate growth and development in Parramatta and surrounding areas.

Contact us

If you have any questions, or would like further information about this program, please contact the project team by:

Phone: 1800 979 577 (during business hours)