The NSW Government has committed over $825 million to pinch point projects to ease congestion, reduce traffic delays and improve travel times on Sydney's major roads.
MAY 2021Beneath the streets - Archaeological discoveries on
Parramatta intersection upgrade
In May 2020, contractors working to upgrade the intersection of Great Western Highway and Church Street, Parramatta, uncovered the sandstone remains of a former residence.
MAY 2021Early Street closure extended
Transport for NSW will extend the temporary closure of Early Street at Church Street until 17 May 2021.More information
Transport for NSW previously advised the closure would end on 30 April 2021. This further extension will ensure the safety of pedestrians and road users as we complete the final stages of the project.
Detours will remain in place, and pedestrian access will be maintained. Please keep to speed limits and follow signs and traffic controllers’ directions.
We will continue to keep residents informed of any changes to traffic conditions as we complete the project.
For more information call 1800 897 841 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FEB 2021Intersection work
Work continuing on intersection improvements at Great Western Highway, Church Street and Parkes Street, Parramatta.More information
The work will improve eastbound traffic flow on Great Western Highway and Parkes Street and northbound traffic on Church Street.
Work on the project began in March 2020 and involves relocating more than 70km of underground telecommunications cabling.
More information is available in the February 2021 project update (PDF, 460Kb).
If you have any questions about the work, please contact our contractor, Ward Civil, by email – email@example.com – or by telephone on 1800 897 841
As a key connection for western Sydney, the Great Western Highway guides over 30,000 motorists through the Rivers City to reach work, school, the shops and homes. These commuters often experience heavy congestion and long wait times at the Great Western Highway, Church and Parkes streets intersection.
Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading the intersection to improve travel times and journey reliability for road users. The upgrade includes:
- relocating the median island on the Great Western Highway to provide an additional right turn lane from the Great Western Highway onto Church Street
- widening the western side of Church Street to provide an additional right turn lane from Church Street onto Parkes Street
- widening Church Street and adjusting medians to create additional turning lanes in each direction.
When completed the project will improve eastbound traffic flow onto Parkes Street and southbound traffic flow for right turning vehicles onto Church Street.
Pinch points are traffic congestion points, intersections or short lengths of road at which a traffic bottleneck exists, slowing down the broader network. They cause a build‑up of traffic and travel delays at these spots and on the wider road network.
In October 2017, Roads and Maritime sought feedback from the community and stakeholders on the proposed intersection improvements. No concerns were raised and Transport for NSW is proceeding with the upgrade.
View or download the October 2017 call for public comment (PDF, 420Kb).
We will continue updating the community on the progress of this upgrade, including work schedules and night work.
February 2021 project notification
Church Street corridor upgrades project update
November 2020 project notification
Church Street corridor project update
March 2020 project notification
Start of work notification
June 2019 project notification
Early construction work at Great Western Highway, Church Street and Parkes Street, Parramatta from Monday 17 June 2019
February 2018 project update
Great Western Highway Church Street and Parkes Street, Parramatta
October 2017 project notification
Have your say on proposed intersection improvements at Great Western Highway, Church Street and Parkes Street, Parramatta
If you have any questions about the project, please contact our delivery partner, Ward Civil and Environmental Engineering:
Phone: 1800 897 841