The new signalised pedestrian crossing outside North Kellyville Public School has now been switched on.
These new lights will allow school students, their parents and staff, as well as residents to cross Hezlett Road, in North Kellyville, safely.
Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne said the signals were the first of three to be turned on as part of the Hezlett Road upgrade, which will see the two lane rural thoroughfare upgraded to a four lane road.
“The existing zebra crossing has been a concern for students, their parents, staff and residents who use this very busy stretch of road, so it is very pleasing to be able to deliver these traffic improvements as part of the Hezlett Road upgrade,” Mayor Byrne said.
The fast-tracking of this vital road project was made possible thanks to the NSW Government’s Accelerated Infrastructure Fund (AIF), which aims to fund community projects, while boosting the economy through construction and job creation.
“I want to thank the NSW Government for their contribution to the upgrade of Hezlett Road,” Mayor Byrne said.
“These signals will not only benefit the North Kellyville community and the school, but also demonstrates the effectiveness of local and state governments working together to achieve a great outcome for all road users,” she added.
Member for Castle Hill Ray Williams said $75.9 million is being spent under NSW Government’s AIF program to fast-track the delivery of community infrastructure in high growth areas of North West Sydney during the COVID-19 crisis.
“We’re delighted to have been able to cut through the red tape and speed-up vital infrastructure projects for growing communities like North Kellyville, so they weren’t left behind during the pandemic,” Mr Williams said.
“The Hezlett Road intersection will provide parents of North Kellyville with peace of mind over the safety of their children getting to and from school,”
The next stage of the Hezlett Road upgrade will include the realignment of the Samantha Riley Drive intersection to enable the final service adjustments to be completed.
Adding to these works, traffic signals will also be switched on at the intersection of Hezlett Road, Samantha Riley Drive and James Mileham Drive and at the intersection of Hezlett Road and Gum Nut Close in the coming weeks, with weather permitting.