Major Work Starts On Memorial Avenue Upgrade

By David Elliott MP

Major work to ease congestion and improve safety along Memorial Avenue in Kellyville has begun, with the sod turned on the $224 million upgrade last month.

Memorial Avenue is being widened to a four lane divided road, with shared pedestrian and cyclist paths to help people connect with Sydney Metro stations at Kellyville and Bella Vista, and will improve safety and travel times for the 30,000 drivers who use the road every day.

The upgrade also includes additional dedicated left and right turn lanes at the Windsor Road and Memorial Avenue intersection, and bus users will benefit from new bus priority traffic lights.

Work will be carried out on weekdays (excluding public holidays) between 7am and 6pm, weather permitting. The major upgrade is expected to open to road users in late 2023. Once completed, Memorial Avenue will have a consistent speed limit of 80km/h.

Funding of $500,000 will be used for improvements at Bidjigal Reserve in Baulkham Hills through the Greater Sydney Crown Land Open Space Activation Program.

This investment allows for a range of upgrade works to be done at this beautiful local reserve, including bushland restoration and upgrades to walking trails, signage and stormwater infrastructure

The reserve contains an extensive network of walking tracks and can be accessed from various points including Baulkham Hills, Castle Hill, West Pennant Hills and North Rocks.

Bidjigal Reserve is part of a 300-hectare corridor of bushland along Darling Mills Creek and is home to 370 native plant species, 140 native animal species and a diverse bird population.

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