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Residents to have say on proposed Griffiths Road changes at Lambton


Does the traffic-heavy Griffiths Road need a zip merge or a limited no stopping zone at Lambton?

Local residents are now being invited to have their say on the plans, east of the Lambton Road intersection, over the next fortnight.

Transport for NSW acting regional director north Tiffany Jeffery said the proposed changes were aimed to improve safety and efficiency for the left lane slip movement.

“Providing a zip merge allows for an efficient and safe way for motorists using the left turn slip lane out of Lambton Road to accelerate and merge with other eastbound motorists traveling along Griffiths Road,” she explained.

“A zip merge occurs when the number of lanes on a road are reduced and as there are no longer any road markings, motorists must give way to the vehicle in front.”

Ms Jeffery said a limited no stopping zone was also being considered to increase safety and traffic flow, resulting in the loss of 13 parking spaces on Griffiths Road.  

“As part of this proposal, the existing bus stop would be relocated about 40 metres east of its current location,” she added.

“That would allow for up to seven car spaces to be provided where the bus stop is currently located.

“We want to hear from the community about the changes to ensure the best outcome for motorists and residents.”

People are encouraged to send their feedback via email to Transport for NSW’s associate community and safety partner [email protected].  

Community consultation will close on Thursday 5 October. 

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