Macquarie Park Busway

Project Name: Macquarie Park Busway Priority and Capacity Improvement Stage 1

Client: Road and Maritime Services

Value: $15m

Location: Macquarie Park

Duration: 37 weeks

Commencement: January 2018


Ward were engaged by RMS to deliver Stage 1 of the Macquarie Park Bus Priority and Capacity Improvement Project. The project took place in the suburbs of Macquarie Park, Marsfield and North Ryde, approximately 13 kilometres northwest of the Sydney CBD. The project improved the road network in Macquarie Park as part of the Bus Priority Infrastructure Program, which aims to increase the reliability and efficiency of bus services, whilst easing congestion for all road users.


This project comprises of the following road and intersection upgrades:

  • The intersection of Herring Road and Epping Road – traffic island, traffic signal, and mean adjustments
  • Herring Road between Waterloo Road and Epping Road – southbound bus lane between Waterloo Road and Ivanhoe Place and lane and median adjustments
  • The intersection of Waterloo Road and Herring Road – median, land and traffic island adjustments and traffic signal mast arm installation
  • The intersection of Waterloo Road and Lane Cove Road – lane, traffic and median adjustments and pedestrian fence along median in Waterloo Road west
  • Lane Cove Road between Waterloo and Epping Road – extensions of existing bus bay
  • The intersection of Lane Cove Road and Epping Road – traffic island and traffic signal adjustments, retaining wall extension of right turn lane on Lane Cove Road (northbound), shared user path and lane widening on approach to intersection

As part of the Sydney Metro Northwest, the Epping to Chatswood rail line was closed from September 2018 to May 2019.  During this period, the Temporary Transport Plan will be implemented to replace the rail line with additional buses.  These road and intersection upgrades supported the running of buses and improve traffic flow in the area.