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Thursday, 07 December 2017

Member for Lane Cove, Anthony Roberts, has announced the commencement of a multi-million dollar widening and upgrade of Delhi Road between the Hills M2 and Lane Cove National Park.

“This is terrific news for commuters who can expect improved traffic flows in North Ryde by 2018,” Mr Roberts said.

The works, to be undertaken by Landcom, form part of a $17m commitment to provide regional traffic upgrades in the area to support some 5,000 new residents who will live within Landcom’s new Lachlan’s Line Priority Precinct development.

“The sustainable development of a new mixed-use precinct like Lachlan’s Line requires upgrades to local infrastructure, including roads, to support the growth of this new community.

“Landcom has commenced these works and is on target to deliver this important infrastructure upgrade prior to the first residents moving into the Lachlan’s Line development,” said Mr Roberts.

Local Macquarie Park-based contractor Ward Civil & Environmental Engineering have been awarded the construction contract following a government tender process.

The road project was identified and jointly prioritised by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, City of Ryde Council and Roads and Maritime Services.

“The improvements are designed to help ease traffic congestion in the area and will include the construction of an additional eastbound lane, undergrounding of the existing overhead electrical and telecommunication lines, repositioning of bus stops, modifications to associated traffic signals, new footpaths, landscaping, early detector loops and line marking to improve traffic flow” Mr Roberts said.

The works are scheduled to begin shortly in order for completion to be achieved in mid-2018, prior to Transport for NSW’s temporary closure of the Epping to Chatswood rail line.

The construction zones will primarily affect Delhi Road’s eastbound lanes and road users can expect disruptions including temporary lane modifications, increased truck movements, changes to alignment of footpaths, driveways and bus stop locations.

“I thank road users in advance for their patience as we undertake these important works,” said Mr Roberts.

Landcom and Ward Civil will work with local businesses and the community to notify them of any impacts to minimise disruption during the works.

More information about the timing of works and potential disruptions will be communicated to the community throughout the construction period.

Media – Zorica Kaye-Smith 9817 4757