Traffic changes on some streets in Waterloo

We’re changing some traffic conditions in the south of Waterloo to make it safer for residents and people moving through the area.

Lachlan Street in Waterloo is under the control of Transport for NSW and some of these changes are due to its decisions.

Lachlan Street and Gadigal Avenue intersection

The City strongly supports and has long advocated for installing traffic signals at the intersection of Lachlan Street and Gadigal Avenue to make it safer for people walking and cycling.

This intersection is an important connection between the new Green Square town centre and the city centre. It will allow safe access for people walking from the Danks Street precinct (former ACI Waterloo area) to East Village shops.

While Transport for NSW is responsible for the traffic signals at this intersection the City is prioritising this project for safety reasons and will install the traffic signals.

To install these traffic signals Transport for NSW requires us to install 2 no right turns to ensure free flow of traffic on Lachlan Street.

The first no right turn is from Lachlan Street into Gadigal Avenue. These alternative local traffic arrangements apply:

  • vehicles heading west can instead turn right from Dacey Avenue into South Dowling Street and access the area through Danks Street
  • vehicles heading south along South Dowling Street can instead turn right into Lachlan Street and continue to Bourke Street, turning right and accessing the area through Potter Street.

The second no right turn is from Lachlan Street into Amelia Street. This means local traffic will use Bourke Street to access the area through Archibald Avenue or O’Dea Avenue. For safety reasons 6 parking spaces on Gadigal Avenue will be removed as they’re close to the intersection with new traffic signals.

At the same time as the intersection works, we’ll extend a small section of the Gadigal Avenue cycleway to the north.

We expect work to start in May 2020 and take around 9 months to complete, weather permitting. Night work will be required to install the traffic lights.

We need to remove 14 trees as part of this work and will plant 20 new trees. Please check out our project to increase tree canopy in the Danks Street east precinct for more information on what we’re doing to create a greener area and reduce the urban heat island effect.

You can view the work plans.

Capital works during Covid-19

We’re responding to the Covid-19 global pandemic with a range of measures to support our community and our local economy. This includes fast-tracking capital works projects including upgrading parks, paving and landscaping.

All our sites have Covid-19 management plans in place and are following public health guidelines for social distancing, extra hygiene and safety measures.

We know our residents, workers and visitors are focused on social distancing and health and wellbeing, and many are experiencing economic stress. It’s also important the City continues to deliver projects that will create jobs and benefit our local area.

Contacts

For more information about this project, please contact:

John Vu
Senior Urban Designer
02 9265 9333
jvu@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

Work plans

This map shows the local traffic arrangements due to a ‘no right turn’ from Lachlan Street into Amelia Street. The alternative local access is as follows:	Local traffic will use Bourke Street to access the area through Archibald Avenue or O’Dea Avenue

This map shows the local traffic arrangements due to a ‘no right turn’ from Lachlan Street into Gadigal Avenue. The alternative local access is as follows: Vehicles heading west can instead turn right from Dacey Avenue into South Dowling Street and access the area through Danks Street
Vehicles heading south along South Dowling Street can instead turn right into Lachlan Street and continue to Bourke Street, turning right and accessing the area through Potter Street

Map shows parking loss on Gadigal Avenue, north of Lachlan Street. Two parking spaces will be lost on the western side and four parking spaces will be lost on the eastern side due to their proximity to the new signalised intersection

Concept plan of the signalised intersection at Lachlan Street and Gadigal Avenue in Waterloo. The plan shows where 20 new trees will be planted and 14 trees will be removed to install the signalised intersection. It shows the existing water feature on the eastern side of Gadigal Avenue (to the north of Lachlan Street) that will be retained and a section of new cycleway next to the water feature that will be built as part of the works