New Memorial Avenue pedestrian bridge is now open
Published on 29 May 2020
Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne joined Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott to open the brand-new Greenway Bridge over Memorial Avenue on Friday, May 29.
The $3.77 million project, links Pellizzer Boulevard to Thomas Boulton Circuit Reserve, both located in Kellyville, and forms part of the bigger Greenway cyclelink between Bella Vista Farm and Rouse Hill Town Centre.
Mayor Byrne said it’s been really exciting seeing the development of this new community asset over the past 18 months.
“This is one of the largest pedestrian bridge projects Council has ever worked on,” Mayor Byrne said.
“It spans almost 50 metres in length and provides a safe link for pedestrians and cyclists to use when crossing Memorial Avenue. This busy stretch of road is set to be upgraded from two lanes to four lanes in the near future and this new bridge has been constructed to incorporate this upgrade.
“The opening of this vital asset comes at a great time, especially when we are seeing more and more people choosing to walk or cycle to work or for exercise.
“I’m proud of Council’s commitment to creating safer streets for our residents and visitors, as well as providing vital pedestrian links which creates better connectivity in our Shire and promotes active and healthy lifestyles,” Mayor Byrne added.
This new link forms part of the 100 kilometres of dedicated cycle pathways that already exist across the Sydney Hills.