Traffic lights switched on at Old Northern Road and Glenhaven Road

Published on 31 May 2019

Mayor Byrne with Clr Peter Gangemi, Clr Robyn Preston and Clr Brooke Collins.jpg

New traffic lights are finally operational at the intersection of Old Northern Road and Glenhaven Road in Dural.

The work was part of a major road upgrade, to assist with traffic flow and to improve driver and pedestrian safety in the area.

The intersection upgrade included road widening, the installation of traffic signals & street lights, the relocation of underground utilities, new kerb and guttering and drainage works, as well as new pedestrian pathways and landscaping.

Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne and State Member for Castle Hill and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier and Western Sydney, Ray Williams MP, have long advocated for the intersection and on Friday May 31 the lights were switched on by the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).

“This is a great outcome for The Hills and I am so happy we’ve been able to deliver this important project,” Mayor Byrne said.

“The signalisation of these lights was not on any forward plan or estimate by the RMS, and after much feedback and concerns raised by residents, Council decided to fast-track and provide a funding stream for this project.

“I would like to thank Ray Williams who has continued to advocate for the upgrade over the years. Without his support and continued deliberations between the RMS and Council, we wouldn’t have been able to deliver this project within this time-frame.

“I also want to thank the RMS who have trusted us to deliver the traffic signals, as well as provided assistance along the way to get the job done.  

“And a big thank you goes out to all the residents for their patience in what has been a very long process to get to this point,” Mayor Byrne added.

Mr Williams described the occasion as “momentous”.

“It’s fantastic to finally see the upgrade of this notoriously dangerous intersection complete,” Mr Williams said.

“An excellent result after a long wait, but a true example of what can be achieved when the State Government and Local Government work together in the interest of the public and road safety,” he added.