Transport for NSW engaged Ward to upgrade the intersection of Woodville Road, Parramatta Road and Church Street to ease congestion, reduce travel times and improve safety for road users.  The intersection upgrade also complements the upgrade of the M4 Western Motorway Church Street off-ramp, which was completed in December 2019. About 33,100 vehicles travel on Woodville Road every day, while more than 23,000 vehicles travel along Parramatta Road, including more than 5,000 heavy vehicle movements. The intersection also clears thousands of vehicles exiting the M4 Western Motorway via the Church Street off-ramp.  Much of the intersection’s congestion was caused by conflict between through traffic and turning traffic. The intersection was upgraded with additional lanes, including dedicated through and turn lanes, to ease congestion, improve travel times and journey reliability for road users.

Scope of Works//

  • Widen existing pavement, construction of shared paths and landscaping to provide a dedicated left turn lane onto the M4 Westbound Entry Ramp from Woodville Road, and dedicated right turn lane into Crescent Street from Woodville Road
  • Provision of an additional through lane and dedicated right turn lane on Parramatta Road westbound, by widening into the existing island and reconfiguring the existing bus only and dedicated left turn lanes
  • Conversion of the existing left turn slip lane on Woodville Road northbound to a high entry angle left turn with dual aspect lanterns
  • Upgrade of three existing traffic control sites and construction of one new traffic control site on M4 Westbound Entry Ramp
  • Utility adjustments for water and high-pressure gas
  • Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) works as part of the M4 Smart Motorways initiative
    Asphalt works, line marking throughout the entire intersection including Parramatta Rd and Church Street Exit Ramp