Daracon appointed to deliver $224m Memorial Avenue upgrade in NSW

Monica Gameng   |   October 28, 2020
Memorial Avenue upgrade (cr: Transport for NSW - RMS)

Major construction activities to upgrade Memorial Avenue at Kellyville, New South Wales is set to begin later this year and Transport for NSW has awarded the contract to build the project to Daracon Contractors. 

“Upgrading Memorial Avenue will meet the future transport needs of Sydney’s north west and will help reduce congestion for more than 30,000 drivers who use the road every day. 

“This is great news for the local community and shows the NSW Government is getting on with the job of [delivering] its infrastructure agenda,” Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said. 

memorial-avenue-upgrade-map-1Project map (source: Roads and Maritime Services)

The Memorial Avenue upgrade project is valued at $224 million and will include: 

  • Upgrading a 2.2-kilometre section of Memorial Avenue from a two-lane to a four-lane divided road with a central median 
  • Introducing a speed limit of 80km/h 
  • Providing a wide central median to allow for future widening to six lanes, when required in the future 
  • Providing landscaping in the median 
  • Constructing pedestrian/cyclist path on both sides of Memorial Avenue 
  • Installing bus priority capability at traffic lights and indented bus bays at Arnold Avenue and Severn Vale Drive intersections 
  • Providing designated turning lanes and bicycle lanes at intersections with traffic lights 

“The upgrade includes the addition of dedicated left and right turn lanes at the Windsor Road and Memorial Avenue intersection, and bus users will also benefit from the installation of bus priority traffic lights and bus bays. 

“I will continue to work with the local council and state government to ensure Baulkham Hills electorate receives much needed infrastructure funding, so the area can grow in a sustainable way for future generations,” Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliot said. 

memorial-avenue-upgrade-map-2Project map (source: Roads and Maritime Services)

Early works on the project have already been completed and main construction works will begin in late 2020. 

Daracon Contractors will be establishing a site office as part of the preliminary works prior to major construction activities. 

Transport for NSW will also be engaging with the local community later this year regarding the proposed construction schedule before works commence. 

Once completed, motorists passing through this route will be able to experience improved traffic flow, less congestion and reduced travel times during peak times. 

Source: Transport for NSW – Media Releases; Transport for NSW – Roads and Maritime Services 

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