The Commonwealth and NSW Governments have unveiled a $100 million plan to upgrade the intersection of Homebush Bay Drive, Australia Avenue and Underwood Road at Homebush, reducing travel times for Sydney families and making major events at Sydney Olympic Park more accessible.
Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure, Paul Fletcher said the project, which is being funded under the Urban Congestion Fund, would improve travel through a particularly congested area around Sydney Olympic Park.
As part of the upgrade:
- Australia Avenue and Underwood Road will both be widened to allow more traffic to flow into this more efficient intersection
- Left slip lanes will be provided at all approaches and a U-turn lane installed on the Homebush Bay Drive northbound approach will allow traffic flow back onto the southbound ramp towards the M4 Motorway
- Footpaths will be widened to become shared use pathways and on-road bicycle lanes will be improved, and
- Refuge islands and coordinated user-activated crossings will be provided at all approaches.
The community is invited to comment on the proposal until Sunday 29 May. Once the consultation period closes Transport for NSW will carefully consider all feedback received. A report summarising all feedback, and Transport for NSW responses, will be published later in the year.
Subject to project approval, construction is expected to begin in 2025 and take about 18 months to complete. Transport for NSW will undertake a community education campaign and install clear signage for approaching drivers to ensure all users can safely and confidently navigate the intersection when it opens.
To provide feedback and comment go here
For video of how the new roundabout will work and view the project launch go here