A brand new set of traffic lights at the intersection of Arthur Street and Seven Hills Road, Baulkham Hills has been welcomed by residents and motorists alike.
Hills Shire Council committed over $3 million to make the “black spot” intersection a safer area for all road users after it was widely recognised as a safety concern.
$200,000 came from the Australian Government’s Federal Black Spot funding. There were eight injury accidents at the intersection reported over a five year period.
As well as the installation of the traffic light signals at the busy intersection, works included the relocation of Telstra, Optus, Endeavour Energy and Sydney Water utilities; construction of new drainage; kerb and guttering; road pavement widening; concrete footpaths and landscaping.
Baulkham Hills Town Centre will grow by an extra 1500-2000 dwellings with current developments.
Hills Shire Mayor Michelle Byrne said she was pleased that the upgrade to the intersection had been completed.
“The new traffic lights and associated works will improve conditions for road users and make it safer and easier to turn out of Arthur Street onto Seven Hills Road. This is an extremely busy section of road and I’m relieved that there is now a set of traffic lights to help motorists and pedestrians traverse the intersection.
“Anyone who travels through the Baulkham Hills Town Centre on a regular basis will understand the importance of this project,” she said.
The Facebook response on the Hills to Hawkesbury Community Facebook page was swift: Dennis: It took over 12 months from start to finish but more than happy now … it will save lives.
Wendy: At last…
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