Temporary Road Closures
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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES
Proposed Extension to Temporary Road Closure - Brookhollow Ave (West), Baulkham Hills
In accordance with Section 115 of the Roads Act 1993, at its meeting on 14 February 2017 Council approved the temporary closure of Brookhollow Avenue (west), Baulkham Hills at the Norwest Boulevarde intersection for a period of approximately eight months commencing on Saturday 18 March, 2017. The closure is associated with the Sydney Metro Northwest Project.
In accordance with Section 115 of the Roads Act 1993, Council has approved an extension to the temporary closure of Brookhollow Avenue (west), Baulkham Hills at the Norwest Boulevarde intersection for a further period of approximately six months until May, 2018.
The extension to the closure period is to allow completion of work associated with the construction of the Norwest station on the Sydney Metro Northwest Project and the upgrading and signalisation of the Norwest Boulevarde/Brookhollow Avenue/Century Circuit intersection.
Existing access restrictions for east-bound traffic turning right from Norwest Boulevarde into Brookhollow Avenue (east) will continue to apply until Brookhollow Avenue (west) is re-opened to traffic.
Details on access restrictions to Brookhollow Avenue (east), including alternate routes, can be found at sydneymetro.info/northwest.
Motorists are advised to follow traffic control signage in the area and drive with caution.
For more information, telephone 1800 019 989 (operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week), email email@example.com, or visit www.sydneymetro.info.
COUNCIL HAS A RESPONSIBILITY FOR RESIDENTIAL ROADS WITHIN THE SHIRE
The State Government's Roads and Maritime Services (formerly the RTA) maintains major roads such as Windsor Road, Old Northern Road and Showground Road. It is the RMS' responsibility to make improvements to these roads such as installing clearways along Old Northern Road in front of Castle Towers and Old Northern Road just north of the Seven Hills Road/Windsor Road intersection.
The State Government has stated that competing priorities in funding for other State road projects across the metropolitan area means that some road projects within the Shire, such as the ones mentioned above, are unable to be funded at the present time.
Residents can assist the process by raising RMS road issues with their Local Member of Parliament.
Traffic concerns are often raised by residents and the business community. Generally, people ask about the future of main arterial roads like Showground Road, Windsor Road, and Norwest Boulevarde.
A Key priority of Council’s community strategy is to improve road and traffic facilities to make using our roads safer and more efficient. Council has a number of plans proposed and these form the traffic and transport blueprint.
Traffic and Transport Blueprint for Key Projects(PDF, 221KB)