Blue Mountains, M1 traffic: Crashes, delays, updates

The daily commute is better with a little planning. Here’s some roads it might be

The daily commute is better with a little planning. Here’s some roads it might be best to avoid today

LATEST traffic alerts and road works for the Blue Mountains region:

Traffic incidents since midnight: 3

Roadworks to avoid: 18

New roadworks this week: 9

Roadworks projects to be completed in the next 30 days:

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Traffic incidents by suburb (most recently updated items are listed first):

Glenbrook

Traffic lights blacked out (Power failure)

Affected street: Great Western Hwy near Ross St

Alert created at 3.03pm, December 6. Last updated at 4.30pm, December 6.

Advice: Exercise caution.

Blaxland

Traffic lights flashing yellow

Affected street: Great Western Hwy near Layton Av

Alert created at 3.02pm, December 6. Last updated at 4.30pm, December 6.

Advice: Exercise caution.

Penrith

Crash (2 cars)

Affected street: Mulgoa Road near Ransley Street

Alert created at 1.53am, December 6. Last updated at 2.32am, December 6.

Advice: Exercise caution. Reduce your speed.

St Clair

Changed traffic conditions (M4 Smart Motorway project)

Affected street: M4 westbound on-ramp near Mamre Rd

Alert created at 5.57am, December 3. Last updated at 5.58am, December 3.

Advice: Ramp signals are quick-changing lights on motorway entry ramps that manage the flow of vehicles. The ramp metering signals at the Mamre Rd westbound on-ramp to the M4 will be testing from TuesdayEight December during peak periods. Motorists are advised to obey traffic signal operations.

Mount Victoria

Changed traffic conditions (Oversize vehicles)

Affected street: Great Western Highway near River Lett Hill

Alert created at 4.05pm, June 26. Last updated at 6.13am, October 19.

Advice: Allow extra travel time. Plan your journey. A series of 70m-long loads will travel down Victoria Pass and up River Lett Hill early each morning. For the safety of motorists, changed traffic conditions will be in place. Eastbound traffic will be held at River Lett Hill and the bottom of Mount Victoria while the trucks use these sections of road. Traffic will be stopped for 20-25 minutes between 4am and 5am. Westbound motorists will experience delays while following the oversize vehicles because they will need to travel at low speed through this section.

Luddenham

Changed traffic conditions (Traffic switch to new roundabout)

Affected street: The Northern Road near Gates Road

Alert created at 7.40pm, January 23. Last updated at 1.54pm, February 26.

Advice: Check signage. Exercise caution. All traffic has been switched to the new roundabout. The intersection of Gates Rd and The Northern Rd will remain closed for the duration of the project.

Roadworks by suburb (most recently updated items are listed first):

South Penrith

Scheduled roadwork (The Northern Road upgrade)

Affected street: The Northern Road near Smith Street

Alert created at 12.41pm, May 16. Last updated at 10.38am, December 5.

Ends: 2.30pm, December 17

Advice: Plan your journey. Allow extra travel time. During work hours, the southbound slow lane will be closed and there will be no left turn into Bringelly Rd.

South Penrith

Scheduled roadwork (The Northern Road upgrade)

Affected street: Maxwell Street near The Northern Road

Alert created at 6.59pm, May 7. Last updated at 10.14am, December 5.

Ends: 5am, December 17

Advice: Plan your journey. Use diversions.

South Penrith

Scheduled roadwork

Affected street: The Northern Road near Aspen Street

Alert created at 5.15am, December 5. Last updated at 5.15am, December 5.

Ends: 2.30pm, December 17

Advice: Use diversions. Exercise caution.

South Penrith

Scheduled roadwork

Affected street: The Northern Road near Maxwell Street

Alert created at 5.08am, December 5. Last updated at 5.08am, December 5.

Ends: 5pm, December 12

Advice: Check signage. Exercise caution. At the same time, there will be a full Road closure of Smith Street west between Fragar Street and The Northern Road. Detour via Fragar Road, Jamison Road or Maxwell Street.

South Penrith

Scheduled roadwork

Affected street: The Northern Road near Castle Road

Alert created at 5.03am, December 5. Last updated at 5.03am, December 5.

Ends: 5am, December 11

Advice: Reduce your speed. Exercise caution. Alternating (stop/slow) traffic conditions will be in place.

South Penrith

Scheduled roadwork

Affected street: M4 Motorway off-ramp near The Northern Road

Alert created at 4.59am, December 5. Last updated at 4.59am, December 5.

Ends: 5am, December 16

Advice: Use diversions. Exercise caution.

Glenmore Park

Scheduled roadwork

Affected street: Bradley Street near The Northern Road

Alert created at 4.51am, December 5. Last updated at 4.51am, December 5.

Ends: 5am, December 14

Advice: Use diversions. Exercise caution. All approaches to The Northern road between Glenmore Parkway and Chain O Ponds Road will be under stop/slow traffic arrangement. Traffic signals at Glenmore Parkway will be flashing amber and all approaches reduced to single lane.

Luddenham

Scheduled roadwork

Affected street: The Northern Road near Elizabeth Drive

Alert created at 7.37pm, December 4. Last updated at 7.37pm, December 4.

Ends: 8am, December 13

Advice: Reduce your speed. Exercise caution. All approaches to The Northern Road/Elizabeth Drive signalised intersection will be under stop/slow traffic arrangement. The old Northern Road between Eaton Road north and The New Northern Road intersection will be reduced to one lane in each direction with intermittent stoppages when required for local access to Eaton road south.

Richmond

Scheduled roadwork (Intersection upgrade)

Affected street: March Street near Bosworth Street

Alert created at 11.27pm, November 6. Last updated at 12.54pm, December 4.

Ends: 5am, January 16

Advice: Reduced speed limit. Check signage; Exercise caution. The traffic lights at the intersection will be flashing yellow; alternating (stop/slow) traffic conditions will be in place.

St Clair

Scheduled roadwork (Surveying)

Affected street: Mamre Road near McIntyre Avenue

Alert created at 10.36am, December 4. Last updated at 10.36am, December 4.

Ends: 5am, December 18

Advice: Reduced speed limit. Exercise caution; Check signage. Alternating (stop/slow) traffic conditions will be in place.

St Clair

Scheduled roadwork

Affected street: Mamre Road near Luddenham Road

Alert created at 10.34am, December 4. Last updated at 10.34am, December 4.

Ends: 5am, December 18

Advice: Reduced speed limit. Check signage; Exercise caution. Alternating (stop/slow) traffic conditions will be in place.

Richmond

Scheduled roadwork (Line marking/Asphalt patching)

Affected street: March Street near East Market Street

Alert created at 5.17pm, December 2. Last updated at 5.17pm, December 2.

Ends: 12am, December 17

Advice: Reduced speed limit. Check signage; Allow extra travel time. Traffic lights at the intersection of March St and E Market St will be switched to flashing yellow; alternating (stop/slow) traffic conditions will be in place.

Orchard Hills

Scheduled roadwork (The Northern Road upgrade)

Affected street: The Northern Road near Wentworth Road

Alert created at 10.47pm, November 18. Last updated at 5.22am, November 29.

Ends: 6pm, December 12

Advice: Use diversions. Check signage; Exercise caution. Access to/from Wentworth Rd at The Northern Rd will be restricted during work hours.

Orchard Hills

Scheduled roadwork

Affected street: Wentworth Road near Kingswood Road

Alert created at 10.24pm, November 19. Last updated at 5.20am, November 28.

Ends: 8am, December 13

Advice: Check signage. Use an alternative route; Allow extra travel time.

Windsor

Scheduled roadwork (Windsor Bridge Replacement Project)

Affected street: Windsor Rd/Bridge St (Windsor Bridge) near Wilberforce Rd

Alert created at 4am, May 6. Last updated at 12.18pm, November 26.

Ends: 5am, December 18

Advice: Reduced speed limit. Check signage; Exercise caution. Alternating (stop/slow) traffic conditions will be in place.

Penrith

Scheduled roadwork (Upgrade)

Affected street: Castlereagh Road/Mulgoa Rd near Jane St

Alert created at 12.32pm, January 16. Last updated at 12.18pm, November 26.

Ends: 6am, July 1

Advice: Exercise caution. Allow extra travel time; Check signage. Alternating (stop/slow) traffic conditions, contra flow traffic conditions and standard lane merges will be in place at various times. Traffic controllers will be on site to direct motorists.

Penrith

Scheduled roadwork

Affected street: Jamison Road near Taloma Street

Alert created at 6.36pm, November 24. Last updated at 1.41pm, November 25.

Ends: 5am, December 9

Advice: Use diversions. Exercise caution.

Mulgoa

Scheduled roadwork (The Northern Rd Stage 6)

Affected street: Kings Hill Rd near The Northern Rd

Alert created at 2.43am, October 8. Last updated at 3.02am, October 8.

Ends: 12am, January 31

Advice: Check signage. Use diversions; Allow extra travel time. From 8pm on FridayNine October, Kings Hill Rd will be closed between The Northern Rd and Chain-O-Ponds Rd.

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