Three month closure of Ramsay St Haberfield

18 Jan 2017

Motorists are advised Ramsay Street in Haberfield will be closed between Wattle Street and Walker Avenue for three months starting Friday 20 January, as work continues on the WestConnex M4 East project.

With traffic delays expected, Project Director Terry Chapman encouraged motorists to use alternative routes and avoid peak travel periods.

“To avoid delays, motorists should travel outside the AM and PM peak where possible,” Mr Chapman said.

Detours will be in place as follows:

  • Motorists travelling east on Ramsay Street will be directed to use Wattle Street, Parramatta Road and Bland or Dalhousie streets.
  • Motorists travelling west will be directed via Bland or Dalhousie streets to Parramatta Road or via Empire Street to Wattle Street.
  • Regular bus services will be diverted via First Avenue, Arthur Street, Timbrell Drive and Dalhousie Street. School buses will be diverted via Wattle, Waratah and Empire streets with a temporary bus stop near the corner of Empire and Ramsay streets.

The closure is required for work on tunnel ramps which are being built as part of the new Wattle Street Interchange. 

“This closure is necessary for the safety of workers and motorists,” Mr Chapman said.

“We will be excavating the tunnel entry and exit, which will surface east of Ramsay Street and join City West Link.”

Coordinator General Marg Prendergast thanked people for their patience while this vital work takes place.

“We appreciate that motorists and bus customers may face disruptions, but we are working day and night to minimise any inconvenience,” Ms Prendergast said.

“Electronic message signs will be in place along Ramsay Street to help guide motorists to their destinations.

“Motorists and bus customers are reminded to plan their journeys in advance, check live traffic and for the latest updates and allow extra travel time.”

Work is now well underway on the M4 East twin tunnels from Homebush to Haberfield, which will connect to a new widened section of the M4 which opens to traffic later this year.

When the M4 East is complete in 2019, motorists will be able to travel from the Blue Mountains to Haberfield without stopping at a single traffic light.

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