ROAD works start this Monday (September 28) on the long-awaited Hezlett Road Upgrade (Samantha Riley Drive to Armbruster Avenue) in Kellyville.

Hills Shire Council says preliminary work such as site compound setup, surveying and service utility searches have been operating already.

The works include service utility adjustments, construction of new stormwater drainage systems, kerb and gutter, footpaths, road pavement and traffic signals.

The work to turn Hezlett Road into a dual carriageway is anticipated to take 12 months, subject to favourable weather and “timely completion of works by service utility authorities” according to a council spokeswoman.

As part of the upgrade, Hezlett Road will be widened to two lanes in each direction with allowance for kerbside lanes to become clearways during peak hour and available for parking during off peak hours.

The roadworks will be carried out mostly during daytime between 7am and 5pm from Monday to Friday and 8am to 5pm on Saturdays, however due to high traffic volumes on Hezlett Road and Samantha Riley Drive, some work may need to be carried out during the night or outside normal hours.

She said: “Every effort will be made to minimise noise impacts. Please note that movement of construction equipment may also occur during the night as delivery and pickup of heavy plant and equipment can only occur between the hours of midnight and 6am in order to comply with Police and Transport for NSW regulations.

Various traffic control measures will be implemented during each stage of the works, including the installation of concrete barriers to separate traffic from the work area, reduced roadwork speed limits, short term detours and side road closures.

Travelling times are likely to be impacted, please travel slowly, be aware of changing traffic conditions and follow all warning signs and the direction of traffic controllers. Pedestrians are advised to take care to avoid any trip hazards.

Further information and updates can be found on Council’s website www.thehills.nsw. gov.au or by contacting Council’s Customer Service Centre on 9843 0555.

Meanwhile a Transport NSW spokesman has said an announcement on the successful tender for the upgrade to Memorial Ave, Kellyville, which is a State road, is due soon.

The work will upgrade the existing 2.2km road to a four-lane divided road, with shared pedestrian and cyclist paths to be built on both sides of the road.

Over 30,000 motorists use the road every day. Work on utility relocation began in October last year.

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