Work starts to tackle congestion across Mascot
13 September, 2019
Work starts this weekend to upgrade some of Mascot’s busiest intersections to help reduce congestion, better manage heavy vehicle movements and improve safety.
Work at five intersections is being carried out by the NSW Government in stages, to minimise disruptions to the local community and road users.
The upgrades will benefit thousands of motorists, to make it easier to get to and from Port Botany, Sydney Airport and greater Sydney.
Work will kick off on Sunday 15 September at the intersection of Bourke and Coward streets, to install signs and improve the road surface, and will continue for up to five nights a week until late November.
Once work is complete, right turns will be banned for all vehicles except buses from Coward Street (east) into Bourke Street (north) and from Bourke Street (south) into Coward Street (east).
Pedestrian crossing facilities will also be improved. Work hours will be from 8pm to 5am, Sunday to Thursday.”
Work on four other intersections will then start to improve traffic flow and journey reliability for motorists and public transport users.
The intersections to be addressed in late 2019 will be Coward Street and Kent Road, Gardeners and Botany roads, and Kent Road and Ricketty Street.
Work includes lane realignments, changed median strips and footpaths, new pedestrian crossings and improvements to traffic lights and signs. The improvements will also help better manage heavy vehicle movements in the area.
This will be followed by the fifth intersection in this project, at Gardeners Road and O’Riordan Street.
Find out more about the project including a breakdown of work and an interactive online portal at: www.rms.nsw.gov.au/mascotintersections
There will be temporary traffic changes during work hours, which may affect travel times. For the latest traffic updates, call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.
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