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Memorial Ave Upgrade

Years of roadworks at Memorial Ave Kellyville should finish by the end of 2024 as Stage 1 of the $224 million project ends and stage 2 begins.

Recent wet weather delayed the planned opening of six lanes on Old Windsor Road at the junction with Memorial Ave this week.

Preliminary work on Memorial Ave, which connects Old Windsor Road and Windsor Road, started in 2019 with electrical works undertaken but public consultation started in 2013.

The busy 2.2km stretch of road, which was used by 30,000 drivers a day before work started and housing development expanded, has been a major road blackspot over the years with multiple accidents.

A report in 2015 detailed that in a five year period there had been 72 crashes resulting in one fatality and 54 people injured.

Civil Engineering Group Daracon was awarded the contract for the main Memorial Ave works in 2020. The finished project will see the two-lane road expanded to four lanes with a future capacity to expand it to six lanes as the area develops.

Memorial Ave Arial View By Transport For Nsw0 Memorial Ave Upgrade

Stage one the new road has been constructed on the southern side of the existing Memorial Avenue between Old Windsor Road and Hector Court, and on the northern side between Hector Court and Windsor Road.

The first of the twin bridges over Strangers Creek was also built during stage 1, and traffic was aligned onto the eastbound bridge and new road to allow construction of Stage 2.

As Stage 2 starts it will see the new road built opposite Stage 1 and the second part of Strangers Creek bridge to be completed. The wide central median strip will be landscaped, and traffic will be realigned to provide two lanes in both directions.

Labor Spokesperson for Kellyville, Peter Primrose MLC said the new lanes at the intersection of Old Windsor Road will help improve traffic flow and save motorists time.

“The Memorial Avenue upgrade is well on the way, and once complete, will be a gamechanger for our growing community.”

“This upgrade will help to manage current traffic as well as allow for the expected increases in traffic with residential and commercial development in the area.”

Castle Hill MP Mark Hodges said he was pleased that the project, announced by the former State Government in 2020, was nearer completion.

“I am pleased motorists travelling between Blacktown and Castle Hill will now see the benefits of the improved network.

The Memorial Avenue upgrade will reduce travel times and congestion for motorists and improve road safety.

The key benefits to the community include:

  • Increasing road capacity to cater for traffic growth;
  • Improving safety for motorists through the installation of traffic lights and a central median to separate traffic travelling in opposing directions;
  • Improving safety for cyclists and pedestrians by providing off-road shared paths;
  • Improving travel times between Blacktown and Castle Hill;
  • Improving access and travel times for road freight;
  • Improving bus accessibility at traffic lights;
  • Improved street lighting and landscaping; and
  • Facilitating the development of the Balmoral Road release area precinct.

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