The community is invited to provide feedback on a proposal to upgrade the intersection of Griffiths and Broadmeadow roads at Broadmeadow.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC said the NSW Government has committed $1.5 million to improve safety and traffic flow for motorists who travel through the intersection.
“The proposed improvements include extending the eastbound right and left-turn lanes for motorists turning into Broadmeadow Road from Griffiths Road, which will involve widening the road and removing some parking along Griffiths Road,” Mr MacDonald said.
“Work would also include extending the southbound right-turn lane for motorists turning onto Griffiths Road from Broadmeadow Road.
“Some unrestricted and restricted parking will also be removed along Broadmeadow Road to accommodate the improvements.
“These changes would improve traffic flow on Griffiths Road by providing extra space for motorists waiting to turn onto Broadmeadow Road and for southbound motorists turning right onto Griffiths Road.
Mr MacDonald said the community is also invited to provide feedback on future pedestrian safety and access improvements being investigated at the intersection.
“To improve pedestrian safety and access at this busy location, new traffic-light controlled pedestrian crossings are being considered across Griffiths Road on the western side of the intersection and across Broadmeadow Road on the northern side of the intersection,” Mr MacDonald said.
“Future improvements being considered also include realigning the existing crossings to improve sight distance, provide new pedestrian ramps and improve road lighting.
Submissions will close by Thursday 29 March 2018 and all feedback received will be taken into consideration and Roads and Maritime will continue to keep the community updated as the project progresses.
For more information visit http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/planning-principles/have-your-say.html