Showground Road will be widened to four lanes in the first half of next year, with lanes expected to open to traffic by the end of 2016, Castle Hill state MP Dominic Perrottet has announced.
He said the contract to carry out the detailed design of the road widening between Carrington and Old Northern roads at Castle Hill has been awarded and a submissions report released.
Preliminary work is now under way.
It includes the installation of new traffic lights at the intersection of Showground Road and Pennant Street and at the intersections of Kentwell, Cheriton and Rowallan avenues.
“Left in and out turning restrictions for Britannia Road and some eastbound bus priority measures are also proposed to improve traffic flow,’’ Mr Perrottet said.
“The community will be kept informed as planning progresses.”
The NSW government has provided $3 million this financial year towards the upgrade.
Roads and Maritime Services, The Hills Council and QIC — the developer of nearby Castle Towers Shopping Centre — completed a voluntary planning agreement last September to set timing and funding agreements.
The RMS has since received feedback from 16 community members to the Review of Environmental Factors which they responded to in a report now available on the RMS website.
■ Click here to view the report for Showground Road.