Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.

BUSTING CONGESTION: BAIRD GOVERNMENT TO TARGET BUSIEST ROADS IN THE MULGOA ELECTORATE

Wednesday February 18, 2015

Motorists in the Mulgoa electorate will spend less time stuck in traffic under the Baird Government’s $300 million plan to tackle congestion on Sydney’s busiest roads.

 

Tanya Davies MP, State Member for Mulgoa, said a re-elected Baird Government would make relieving traffic congestion in the Mulgoa electorate a priority.

 

The 3 road corridors to be targeted in the electorate are:

 

Pinch Point Location

Length

Indicative Cost

Elizabeth Drive from Cecil Hills to Liverpool

9.0km

$2M

Erskine Park Road/Roper Road/Carlisle Avenue from Orchard Hills to Mt Druitt

6.0km

$2M

Hoxton Park Road from West Hoxton to Liverpool

6.4km

$18M

 

“We want people to spend more time with their families and friends – not stuck in traffic,” Tanya Davies said.

 

“The funding will allow key pinch point projects to be undertaken along these roads to reduce congestion, improve traffic flows and cut travel times.

 

“The Baird Government’s Rebuilding NSW plan is a once in a generation opportunity to tackle congestion in Sydney through investment in public transport, major road projects and upgrades to the existing road network.”

 

A re-elected Baird Government will allocate $300 million from Rebuilding NSW to tackle pinch points on 32 road corridors over the next ten years, beginning in 2015-16.

 

These corridors have been identified by Infrastructure NSW and Transport for NSW as being among the worst corridors in Sydney and strategic priorities for tackling congestion.

 

Mr Baird said that the plans were part of a broader strategy to deal with congestion in Sydney, including:

 

The 33km Westconnex, the largest road project in Australia;

The 9km Northconnex, with construction underway;

Widening the M5 West and M2, both of which are now open;

Providing 10,500 additional public transport services per week; and

NSW’s largest ever investment in public transport infrastructure, with the South West Rail Link complete, the North West rail link under construction, and planning for a 60% increase in rail capacity as a result of the Sydney Rapid Transit project.

 

By undertaking works such as improving intersections, road widening and lengthening or widening turn bays, it is estimated the program will deliver:

 

Up to 15km/h increases in average travel speeds on links approaching upgraded intersections.

 

Up to 50% travel time savings on the approach to intersections during peak periods.

Flow on improvements to adjacent intersections.

 

“This is a Government that continues to address Sydney’s congestion and is investing in improvements that will deliver immediate benefits to the motorists of Mulgoa electorate,” Mr Baird said.