Epping Town Centre Stage 2

Project Name: Epping Town Centre Stage 2

Client: DM Roads

Value: $5.4m

Location: Epping

Duration: 24 weeks

Commencement: February 2018

Outline:

Ward have been engaged by DM Roads to widen Epping Road from Essex Street to Blaxland Road and improve the intersection at Epping Road and Essex Street. The works are part of the NSW Governments’ Urban Activation Precincts Program to support future development in Epping Town Centre.

Scope:

This project comprises of the following road and intersection upgrades:

  • Widening the southern side of Epping Road by about 3.7 metres between Essex Street and Blaxland Road to provide an additional westbound lane. The additional westbound lane would function as a dedicated left turn lane into Blaxland Road
  • Upgrading the intersection of Epping Road and Essex Street:
  • Widening on the north-eastern side of the intersection to provide an additional right turn lane into Epping Road westbound. This will provide two marked right turn lanes, and an unmarked left turn/through lane
  • Upgrading the intersection to provide pedestrian crossings at traffic lights on all four approaches
  • To widen 80 metres of the northern side of Epping Road east of Essex Street
  • Building a raised median about 340 metres long on Epping Road, between Essex Street and Blaxland Road
  • Building a raised median about 20 metres long on Essex Street north of Epping Road intersection
  • Removing the right turn from Epping Road into Essex Street in both directions
  • Removing the right turn from Langston Place onto Epping Road
  • Removing the right turn from Forest Grove and Smith Street
  • Providing a dedicated left turn lane from Essex Street onto Epping Road westbound
  • Building a 1.2m wide pedestrian path on Epping Road
  • Adjusting property boundaries and utilities

As part of the Sydney Metro Northwest, the Epping to Chatswood rail line is scheduled to temporarily close from late 2018 for about 7 months.  During this period, the Temporary Transport Plan will be implemented to replace the rail line with additional buses.  These road and intersection upgrades will support the running of buses and improve traffic flow in the area.