Box Hill intersection gets makeover

SICK of cars piling up near Glenhaven Public School during peak times? The Hills Councillor Robyn Preston is.

She said it was common to see cars at the T-intersection of Evans and Glenhaven roads banked to Grange Road — 1.2 kilometres away.

"It's been a bugbear of mine," Cr Preston said.

She blamed the intersection's refuge island, saying it was too big to accommodate two cars side by side.

But it will soon be made smaller thanks to The Hills Council which will also paint line markings on Evans Road "to allow two-way traffic within Evans Road, for a turn left and right into Glenhaven Road", Cr Preston said.

"A seagull line marking being placed on Glenhaven Road, on the intersection of Evans Road, will allow safer passage for cars turning right into Evans Road."

Work is to be completed by the start of the new school term.

Berit Moult couldn't be happier.

"I use that intersection more than once a day — to go to Rouse Hill or to pick up my son [Ben] from Glenhaven Public — and at the moment you can never turn left [into Glenhaven Road from Evans Road] because people turning right take up the road," Ms Moult said.

"Because there are no road markings people just position themselves in the centre of the road. In the morning if there's a bus turning right, you can easily be waiting five minutes before turning left and if you're slowing down to turn right into Evans Road [from Glenhaven Road] people are just coming out of the school zone behind you and are speeding up."

A Glenhaven resident of 11 years, Ms Moult often takes Grange Road — "the long way" — to avoid the mayhem.

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