Badgally Road Widening Project ready to start

The Badgally Road duplication project is due to start early next year and will widen 1.3 kilometres of the major road from two lanes to four lanes between Eagle Vale Drive and Northern Steyne Road in Campbelltown.

Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said the project would cater for the area’s expected increase in population.

“This project will better connect Western Sydney residents with the health, education and commercial services available in the city,” Mr Tudge said.

“Projects such as this will ensure that we have the infrastructure necessary to meet the requirements of an expanding population in south-west Sydney.

“The upgrade of Badgally Road will provide key linkages to the Western Parkland City, the Western Sydney Airport and Aerotropolis.”

Minister Tudge said the project was part of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan.

“This project demonstrates the Australian Government’s commitment to delivering on its plan to build a stronger and more prosperous Western Sydney,” Mr Tudge said.

“We are investing $2.9 billion in major infrastructure upgrades over 10 years to transform the region's roads, slash travel times and create thousands of local jobs.

“This project will deliver new traffic signals at the Badgally Road and North Steyne Road, and Badgally Road and Clydesdale Drive intersections.”

Mayor of Campbelltown George Brticevic said plans to bring part of the works program near Blairmount Public School forward to the summer holidays were delayed and would now take place during the school holidays later next year.

“We have identified that construction near the school would be disruptive for students, teachers and parents attending the school and will schedule works near the school, out of school hours and during the school holidays where possible,” Cr Brticevic said.

“The project will also include a two-lane circulating roundabout at Badgally Road and Glenroy Drive, LED street lights, new drainage, new central medians as well as landscaping and shared pathways.

“Tenders will be called in January 2019 and construction is expected to start in April and be completed by late 2020, weather permitting.”