A ROUNDABOUT is not planned for the airport intersection on the upgraded Great Western Highway, but a set of traffic lights is a possibility in the future, according to Transport for NSW.
The proposed design for the $30 million upgrade of the highway from Kelso to Raglan was revealed last week and will be open for public feedback until August 15.
When the upgrade is completed, the highway will be two lanes each way from Ashworth Drive, at the Big Gold Panner, to Napoleon Street, on the western edge of Raglan.
It will be two lanes eastbound and one lane westbound from Napoleon Street to the east of Ceramic Avenue, joining up with the existing overtaking lane near the safety cameras.
Transport for NSW says there will also be safer turning paths at intersections on the highway.
The Western Advocate asked Transport for NSW about the intersection of PJ Moodie Memorial Drive, leading to the airport, and the Great Western Highway, where drivers coming out of PJ Moodie Memorial Drive who want to travel to Bathurst will be crossing two lanes of eastbound traffic and a dedicated turning lane into Eugenie Street.
Transport for NSW western regional director Alistair Lunn saida number of options had been investigated during the development of the project.
"At this stage a roundabout at the PJ Moodie Memorial Drive intersection is not considered to be the best option to keep traffic travelling through the area efficiently," he said.
"The upgrade includes a provision for a future set of traffic lights at the intersection if required."
See videos of the proposed upgrade at https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/western-nsw/kelso-to-raglan/index.html