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Notorious Sydney bottleneck will see $50-million upgrade

State Government has announced one of Sydney’s most notorious bottlenecks is set to get a $50-million upgrade.

Residents have been inconvenienced for years by the bridge at Epping and Blaxland roads in north-western Sydney.

The project will be funded by a program aimed at speeding up housing development in the area.

Member for Epping Damien Tudehope tells Ray Hadley “it’s a big win”.

“To nail down the Minister for Planning and the Minister for Roads to promise $50 million to add an additional lane to that bridge is a really good news story.

“There are some times where you can be four or five changes of lights just to get either into Blaxland Road and Epping Road and really, this, if it is done properly, will deliver a significant relief at peak hour.”

Mr Tudehope says he expects construction to begin once the Sydney Metro North West line, which will run past Rouse Hill, is complete.

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