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Friday, 14 September 2018

Commuters can now enjoy an easier journey through North Ryde, following the completion of a $15 million widening and upgrade of Delhi Road between the Hills M2 and Lane Cove National Park.

Member for Lane Cove, Anthony Roberts, said the works, undertaken by Landcom on behalf of Roads and Maritime Services, formed part of the organisation’s $17 million commitment to provide traffic upgrades in the area to support the 5,000 new residents who will eventually live in the new Lachlan’s Line development.

“Sustainable development means providing vital infrastructure, and Landcom has made a commitment to provide essential services for the Lachlan’s Line development,” Mr Roberts said.

“To improve traffic flow, an additional eastbound lane was constructed along a 950 metre section of the road.

“Other works included putting existing overhead electrical and telecommunication lines underground, repositioning bus stops, traffic signal upgrades, and new footpaths. 

“Landscaping was also undertaken, including bush regeneration in Lane Cove National Park.

“This upgrade will make it easier for Lachlan’s Line residents, visitors and Sydney commuters to travel to and from the Macquarie Park precinct and onto the M2 motorway.”

Mr Roberts said the road widening was the latest improvement works undertaken by Landcom, following the upgrade of the intersection of Wicks Road and Waterloo Road with new traffic lights, drainage, footpaths and landscaping in 2014.

“The next important infrastructure to be constructed as part of the Lachlan’s Line project will be a $40 million landmark pedestrian and cycle bridge in North Ryde.

“The bridge will provide safe and convenient access for pedestrians and cyclists as they travel between Lachlan’s Line, the North Ryde Railway Station and jobs in Macquarie Park.

“'Subject to approvals, work on the pedestrian bridge is expected to commence later this year and finish in 2019.” 

The Delhi Road upgrade has been completed ahead of bus services commencing as part of Transport for NSW’s temporary closure of the Epping to Chatswood rail line.

The work was undertaken by Ward Civil and Environmental Engineering at Macquarie Park.

Announced by the NSW Government in 2013, Lachlan’s Line is a master planned community at the northern end of the North Ryde Station Precinct.

The project will deliver 2,700 homes and includes infrastructure upgrades, public domain works, open space and a pedestrian bridge connecting to North Ryde Train Station.

Media Contact: Christopher Sullivan 9817 4757