The Road Hierarchy Explained
A road hierarchy has been developed to adequately service the traffic generation potential of the precinct. The road classifications can range from local access streets, major and minor collector roads, arterials and sub-arterials.
All roads below the level of sub-arterial are usually provided by the developer as part of their subdivision or development consent. The higher order roads, usually sub-arterial up, are included in a Developer Contributions Plan where Council collects contributions from the developer and Council constructs the road.
A residential development area the size of North Kellyville should have a single sub-arterial route to accommodate regional traffic, and Hezlett Road together with Withers Road fulfills this function. There are no arterial (Transport for NSW) routes in North Kellyville.
Street naming for all proposed streets identified within the North Kellyville Release Area have been reviewed and approved by The Hills Shire Council and the Geographical Names Board.
View the North Kellyville Release Road Naming Map (Aug 2014)(PDF, 522KB)
Planned Major Road Work
Council is focused on roads within North Kellyville, including upgrading Hezlett Road to four lanes and completing Samantha Riley Drive to four lanes.
While roadworks continue through this area, delays can be expected, however Council is working with contractors to minimise traffic disruption. The patience and understanding of residents is appreciated.
Samantha Riley Drive
Samantha Riley Drive widening (to two lanes in each direction between Smalls Creek and Green Road) continues, and will accommodate traffic growth from North Kellyville into the future.
Included in these works will be ‘road flattening’ of the rise between Hezlett and Foxall Roads (necessary to improve safety and visibility for drivers), traffic light installation at the intersection of Hezlett and Samantha Riley and the completion of a two lane roundabout at the intersection of Samantha Riley Drive and Foxall Road.
A construction end date will be provided for this project subject to the awarding of a construction tender in the near future.
More information on staged works for Samantha Riley Drive is available here.
Hezlett Road (classified as a sub-arterial road) is being upgraded to two lanes in each direction throughout 2020/21, with allowance for the kerbside lanes of Hezlett Road to be clearways during the peak hour and available for parking during off peak hours.
Foxall Road is a major collector road with developers responsible for half width road construction fronting their development. Being a developer constructed route and not a council constructed road, it is not listed in the Contributions Plan and therefore it is not in Council’s capital works program.
Withers Road is also being upgraded to two lanes in each direction and planning is also well under way for the installation of traffic signals at the location of the temporary roundabout at the Withers Road/ Barry Road intersection as part of the future Withers Road upgrade.
A sub-arterial town centre perimeter ring-road will be built to connect Hezlett Road and Withers Road south of the Local Shopping Centre to avoid pedestrian movements conflicting with high volumes of through traffic.
To support the North Kellyville road network, there will be an upgrade to the existing Withers Road crossing of Smalls Creek - the proposed bridge will be designed to be four lanes.
Ross Place/Edwards Road Bridge
A planned northern bridge connection from Ross Place to Annangrove Road (via Edwards Road) will be built to support both local traffic and public transport.
As a result, the connection between Ross Place and Annangrove Road is also identified to be upgraded to two lanes and will feature a heavy vehicle weight limit to reduce the amount of through traffic and heavy goods vehicles generated by the Annangrove Road Light Industrial Precinct and Box Hill Industrial and Residential Precincts.
Planned Traffic Signals and Roundabouts
Traffic signals are planned or underway at Samantha Riley Drive and Hezlett Road, Hezlett Road and Gum Nut Close, Withers Road and Barry Road (the local Shopping Centre Perimeter Road) and at the Withers Road and Hezlett Road intersection (the local Shopping Centre Perimeter Road). Pedestrian signals will also be installed in front of North Kellyville Primary School.
A one-lane roundabout is planned for the intersection of Barry Road, Stringer Road and Hillview Place providing access to the Stringer Road Sportsgrounds and another at the end of Withers Road, intersecting with Fulton Place and Foxall Road.
Two lane roundabouts are planned at Samantha Riley Drive and Foxall Road and at Hezlett Road and Curtis Road.
Pedestrian Paths, Cycleways and Connecting Bridges
Footpaths and cycle paths are proposed along sub-arterial roads and collector roads connecting major land uses within the precinct including the town centre, neighbourhood centres, schools, parks and sports fields.
Proposed cycle paths on Hezlett Road and Withers Road will improve the conditions of the regional cycle route extending the Regional Green Link from Kellyville to North Kellyville and Rouse Hill.
The majority of cycleway routes within the North Kellyville Precinct will be provided by developers as required by the North Kellyville Development Control Plan, however the Contributions Plan provides for cycleways and crossings where they adjoin land reserved for a public purpose.
Three cycle connections along Smalls Creek are proposed to provide pedestrian and cycle linkages between the precinct and the neighbouring built-up residential areas and the Rouse Hill Town Centre.
Three crossing points are proposed along Samantha Riley Drive including the signalised intersection at Hezlett Road and proposed footbridges connecting the Kellyville Greenway Link with the ridge top recreational cycle path within Samantha Riley Drive Reserve with the Glenhaven Road Bridge.
An important objective in the development of the North Kellyville Precinct is to reduce car dependency through the provision of an efficient public transport system and pedestrian movement network.
The public transport network in the North Kellyville Precinct operates on the sub-arterial corridor of Samantha Riley Drive, Hezlett Road and Withers Road.
A second route is also likely to operate on the collector road route of Foxall Road, Barry Road and Stringer Road to Annangrove Road. To support this network, nine bus stops have been located within reasonable walking distance of locations convenient to residents and future employees.