Traf­fic study grant points to re­lief for mo­torists

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

ROADS in Ersk­ine Park and St Clair will ben­e­fit from the State Gov­ern­ment’s Western Syd­ney In­fras­truc­ture Plan.

Pen­rith Coun­cil has been granted $1.1 mil­lion un­der the pack­age for a traf­fic safe- ty and scop­ing study to iden­tify is­sues along Ersk­ine Park Rd and The North­ern Rd.

The coun­cil aims to up­grade in­ter­sec­tions along Ersk­ine Park Rd at Ben­nett Rd, Pep­pertree Drive, Coo- nawarra Drive and Ex­plor­ers Way be­fore the open­ing of the Western Syd­ney air­port.

The up­grades in­clude two sig­nalised in­ter­sec­tions on Ben­nett Rd and Ex­plor­ers Way, and two new seag­ull in­ter­sec­tions at Coon­awarra and Pep­pertree drives.

Un­der the up­grades, Ersk­ine Park Rd, be­tween Ben­nett Rd and Pep­pertree Drive, would also be widened to four lanes with a shared path.

A coun­cil spokesman said: “If fund­ing is suc­cess­ful, the work would help make travel times more re­li­able, re­duce con­ges­tion, make the roads safer and sup­port fu­ture jobs and res­i­den­tial growth.”

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