Eagle Vale Drive upgrade takes flight
24 September 2015
Joint release with:
Parliamentary Secretary for Transport, Roads, Industry, Resources and Energy
Member for Drummoyne
Member for Macarthur
Work officially began today on the $17.5 million Eagle Vale Drive Upgrade, with a promise of a smoother run for Western Sydney commuters.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the project demonstrated the government's commitment to delivering a better road network to support the population growth in Western Sydney.
“The upgrade will widen the road to four lanes and include new traffic lights at the intersection of Epping Forest Drive and Eagle Vale Drive, new roundabouts at Malachite Street and Emerald Drive and the addition of central medians,” Mr Truss said.
“The $200 million Local Roads Package is fully funded by the Australian Government and is part of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan—part of our plan to improve transport connections for communities around the airport site.
“The Australian and New South Wales governments have committed $3.6 billion to the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, to provide new and upgraded roads to build a stronger and more prosperous Western Sydney.”
Federal Member for Macarthur Russell Matheson said the 1.7 kilometre upgrade of Eagle Vale Drive increased capacity between Campbelltown railway station, the South West Growth Centre and the M31 Hume Motorway.
“Widening and improving Eagle Vale Drive will improve links to Campbelltown CBD and major transport routes, and cater for the future connection for Badgally Road to Camden Valley Way,” Mr Matheson said.
“Cleary Bros of Illawarra have been engaged to carry out the work.
“Work is also under way on the Cumberland Highway intersections and Wetherill Street upgrade, both of which will result in real traffic improvements when completed in the first quarter of next year.”
New South Wales Member for Drummoyne and Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads John Sidoti said work is also ramping up in the Fairfield, Penrith and Camden local government areas.
“Penrith City Council has received $1.1 million to investigate and scope intersection improvement projects on The Northern Road and Erskine Park Road,” Mr Sidoti said.
“A further $2.14 million was allocated to Camden Council to build new traffic lights at the intersection of Argyle Street and Oxley Street, and new pedestrian lights in Argyle Street, west of Hill Street Camden.
“Successful projects under Round Two of the Local Roads Package will be announced in late 2015 and will begin construction in 2016.”
Further information on the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan is available online at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/sydney-west/infrastructure-plan/