Roads and Maritime Services will install traffic light metering sensors on the Homebush Bay Drive southbound off-ramp, at the intersection of Underwood Road and Australia Avenue.
The metering sensors will detect when the southbound vehicle queue on the Homebush Bay Drive off-ramp is reaching a length where it may overflow and block vehicles continuing on Homebush Bay Drive.
The programming of the traffic lights at the roundabout will then adjust to allow more gap to clear the backlog of vehicles. This will ease congestion for motorists continuing southbound on Homebush Bay Drive and reduce the risk of rear-end crashes occurring at this location.
Some works have already occured with other work taking place between 11pm and 5am from Sunday to Friday on the following dates:
- Monday 25 September until Friday 29 September
Works will include:
- installing four sensors in the road surface
- installing an electronic advanced warning sign on Australia Avenue before the roundabout
- trenching to connect the sensors and advanced warning sign to power and telecommunications