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$100 million upgrade to Olympic intersection

$100 million upgrade to Olympic intersection

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 Morrison Government is getting on with delivering infrastructure projects that improve congestion and safety for commuters across Australia, making it easier for them to move around our capital cities and ensuring they get home quickly and safely,” Minister Fletcher said.

“The upgrade of this busy intersection will help improve connectivity to Sydney Olympic Park, boost traffic flow, reduce travel times, increase reliability for local bus routes, and provide better and safer connections for pedestrians and cyclists.

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