Werrington Arterial Road Opens to Traffic

Media Release

PF021/2017

26 May 2017

Joint release with:

Stuart Ayres

Minister for Western Sydney

The major upgrade of Werrington Arterial Road is complete with road users set to benefit from faster, safer access to M4 motorway.

Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher said the Turnbull Government's record $75 billion infrastructure program of works is building our future by creating jobs and delivering a safer, more effective national road network.

“Werrington Arterial Road is a game changer for Western Sydney motorists with the widening set to ease congestion on The Northern and Mamre Roads, reduce travel times and improve safety for motorists,” Mr Fletcher said.

“The upgrade forms part of the transformative $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan which is building business confidence and making Western Sydney the place to invest.”

Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said key infrastructure is being delivered now to prepare for the region's rapid growth.

“We're cracking on with the delivery of vital arterial roads to ensure people who live and work in the area can get where they need to be faster,” Minister Ayres said.

“This project has been a massive boom for local businesses, with more than $7 million worth of contracts awarded to 50 Western Sydney suppliers and contractors.”

Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies said the Werrington Arterial Road will transform the area.

“This important upgrade includes a widened two-kilometre section of the Kent Road and Gipps Street corridor to four lanes, two new east facing ramps to the M4 Motorway which will increase capacity and improve travel times for road users,” Mrs Davies said

“The new north-south corridor will also give the St Marys industrial area better access to the major freight routes, which will support jobs in the region.”

Work is also progressing on the $509 million Bringelly Road project and the $1.6 billion The Northern Road upgrade.