Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Busy Glenbrook intersection lights up

Media Release

AT004/2018

14 September 2018

Joint release with:

The Hon Melinda Pavey MP

NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight

Senator the Hon Marise Payne

Senator for New South Wales

The Hon Stuart Ayres MP

NSW Minister for Western Sydney, Minister for Westconnex, and Minister for Sport
State Member For Penrith

Western Sydney's congestion-busting Glenbrook intersection upgrade is closing in on completion, with work now complete on new traffic lights at the intersection of the Great Western Highway and Ross Street.

The revamped intersection forms part of the $3.6 billion, Australian and New South Wales governments Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan.

Federal Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said the upgrade was part of a once-in-a-generation strategy to combat congestion and improve connectivity across Western Sydney.

“The Glenbrook intersection upgrade will make this area safer, more convenient for families and speed up travel times,” Mr Tudge said.

New South Wales Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said the highway was a vital freight link.

“The Great Western Highway is an important transport link between Sydney and the central west of New South Wales,” Ms Pavey said.

“This upgrade will provide much needed improvements for local motorists, freight users and tourists.”

Liberal Senator for Western Sydney Marise Payne said the project would have long-lasting benefits.

“The Australian and New South Wales governments are committed to reducing the number of crashes on the road network,” Senator Payne said.

“The intersection is a key gateway to the Blue Mountains, and the upgrades we have announced will help ensure that it is a safe and smooth-flowing route for locals and tourists alike.”

New South Wales Minister for Western Sydney and Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres said the traffic light switch-on meant the project was progressing well. 

“The operation of these traffic lights is fantastic news for the thousands of motorists who travel through this busy intersection each day,” Mr Ayres said.

“Changes will also be made to the intersection of the Great Western Highway and Hare Street, which will see access to Hare Street closed at the southern end. The entire upgrade is expected to be completed later this year, weather permitting.”

Work will continue to be carried out on weekdays from 7am to 6pm and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays, with some night work to be carried out between 8pm and 5am, weather permitting.

The $5.6 million Ross Street Intersection Upgrade is jointly funded, with the Australian Government committing $2.5 million and the New South Wales Government committing the remainder.

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