Commuters travelling through North Ryde will have an easier journey, following the completion of a $15 million widening and upgrade of Delhi Road between the Hills M2 and Lane Cove National Park.
Landcom Chief Executive Officer John Brogden said the new 950 metre-long eastbound lane was funded and managed by Landcom on behalf of Roads and Maritime Services.
It is part of a $17 million commitment to provide traffic upgrades in the area to support the 5,000 new residents who will eventually live in Landcom’s new Lachlan’s Line development.
“Landcom strives to create sustainable developments that include vital infrastructure, and the Lachlan’s Line project is a good example with this road widening and the future Lachlan’s Line pedestrian and cycle bridge,” Mr Brogden said.
“These projects will make it easier for Lachlan’s Line residents, visitors and Sydney commuters to travel to and from the Macquarie Park precinct on road, foot and bicycle.”
The widening project also included putting existing overhead electrical and telecommunication lines underground, repositioning bus stops, traffic signal upgrades, and new footpaths.
Landscaping was also undertaken, including bush regeneration in Lane Cove National Park.
Mr Brogden said the road widening added to improvement works already undertaken by Landcom, following the upgrade of the intersection of Wicks Road and Waterloo Road with new traffic lights, drainage, footpaths and landscaping in 2014.
“Work will soon start on the Lachlan’s Line pedestrian and cycle bridge, a $40 million project that will be a landmark in North Ryde,” Mr Brogden said.
“The bridge will provide safe and convenient access for pedestrians and cyclists as they travel between Lachlan’s Line, the North Ryde Railway Station and jobs in Macquarie Park.
“'Subject to approvals, work on the bridge is expected to start later this year and finish in 2019.”
The Delhi Road upgrade has been completed ahead of bus services replacing trains as part of Transport for NSW’s temporary closure of the Epping to Chatswood rail line.
The road works were undertaken by Ward Civil and Environmental Engineering at Macquarie Park.
Landcom would like to thank road users, affected businesses and the local community for their patience and cooperation during construction.
Lachlan’s Line is a master planned community being delivered by Landcom at the northern end of the North Ryde Station Precinct.
Announced by the NSW Government in September 2013, the project will deliver 2,700 homes and includes infrastructure upgrades, public domain works, open space and a pedestrian bridge connecting to North Ryde Train Station.