A key Box Hill intersection will soon feature traffic signals after The Hills Shire Council awarded a construction contract for the intersection upgrade of Old Pitt Town Road, Terry Road and Fontana Road.
Mayor, Peter Gangemi said the upgrade was important for the local community.
“I’ve been advocating for this project alongside local residents since 2017,” he said.
“We made repeated requests over many years to Transport for NSW to approve the warrants for traffic lights at this intersection with our request only being granted in 2022.
“The awarding of the tender for construction is an important step towards the completion of the project. The installation of signals will improve traffic flow and safety at this key intersection for Box Hill and Gables residents.”
President of the Box Hill Nelson Progress Association, Vicki Giannoulis said the upgrade is highly anticipated.
“This is a very busy intersection in Box Hill and I know many locals who will be relieved once the upgrade has been completed,” Ms Giannoulis said.
“I would like to thank The Hills Shire Council for their efforts in getting this project approved.”
The works will include:
- New traffic lights
- road widening along Old Pitt Town Road
- 60m right turn lane on Fontana Drive to partially replace the existing median
- shoulder pavement and safety barriers on both sides of Old Pitt Town Road and
- new footpaths, street lighting, landscaping and relocation of services.
Construction is set to begin in early 2024.