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Monday, 02 March 2015

Member for Lane Cove, Anthony Roberts today announced $2 million would go towards calming traffic on Morrison Road in Gladesville and Putney as part of the NSW Baird Government’s $100 million fund to bust congestion and improve safety across the State.

This is a key issue in my electorate and I am pleased to secure funding to:

  • Install a speed hump opposite Peel Park at Putney.
  • Install kerb blisters and modify the traffic lights at Putney Primary School.
  • Install two roundabouts at Payten Street and Douglas Street.

There has been continuing community concern over the volume of traffic using Morrison Road, which is why I have worked with Roads and Maritime Services and the City of Ryde to develop a package of traffic calming measures to reduce traffic and improve safety.

“The NSW Baird Government has already been delivering the $246 million Easing Sydney’s Congestion Pinch Point Program. We have delivered more than 200 projects including intersection upgrades, widening of roads, new turning bays, and off street parking – resulting in improved safety and travel times across our city.

“This government has a strong record of delivery. The Baird Government has already invested over $52m in roads initiatives in Lane Cove.

“It’s exciting to hear $100 million will go towards congestion and safety projects across the state. I will ensure the Morrison Road projects are delivered as part of this package.

“The Baird Government’s Rebuilding NSW plan is a once in a generation opportunity to tackle congestion in Sydney through investment in road and public transport infrastructure.

“If re-elected, the NSW Baird Government will deliver these improvements, to ensure we ease congestion, reduce travel times and improve safety for the people of Lane Cove.