Upgrade works finish on Crescent intersection in NSW


Australia’s Roads and Maritime Services has announced the completion of improvement works to the Crescent intersection in Pennant Hills, New South Wales (NSW). 

Upgrade works were performed as part of the NSW Government’s A$300m ($239m) urban roads pinch point programme, which was designed to minimise traffic congestion and improve travel times on the busiest corridors of Sydney. 

Member for Hornsby Matt Kean said: "Before these improvements were carried out, road users experienced congestion at the intersection during morning and afternoon peak as it is so close to Pennant Hills railway station. 

"Work was carried out to extend the right turn northbound lane by 95m on Pennant Hills Road between the Crescent and Fisher Avenue to ease congestion for motorists."

"Roads and Maritime Services invited feedback from the community on the proposed improvements in December last year and in May this year and received comments from 91 people and one organisation. 

"Work was carried out from late-June this year to modify the existing median to extend the right turn northbound lane by 95m on Pennant Hills Road between the Crescent and Fisher Avenue to ease congestion for motorists." 

Kean added that the upgrade would improve traffic movement at the intersection, particularly during the evening peak hours. 

Nearly 63,500 motorists travel through the intersection on a daily basis. Following completion of road improvement works, motorists are expected to experience safer journeys.