First stage of Bringelly Road Upgrade Now Open
19 December 2018
Joint release with:
The Hon Melinda Pavey MP
NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight
Senator the Hon Marise Payne
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Senator for NSW
Chris Patterson MP
State Member for Camden
Western Sydney motorists are getting a quicker, smoother and safer journey home after stage one of the Bringelly Road upgrade was opened today.
The 5.7 kilometre upgrade between Camden Valley Way and King Street forms part of the $509 million package from the Coalition and NSW Governments.
Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said the opening of this stretch of road was fantastic news for the residents of Western Sydney who are now starting to reap the benefits of the $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan.
“We want to get people home sooner and safer and this upgrade has changed the way motorists travel along Bringelly Road and has provided safer and easier access to Leppington, Rossmore and Bringelly,” Mr Tudge said.
The Coalition Government had invested $407 million towards the $509 million Bringelly Road upgrade.
The upgraded 5.7 kilometre stretch has increased capacity for expected future traffic growth and is now improving travel times for all road users.
NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said up to 60 crew members had worked hard since January 2015 to deliver the upgrade which was completed just in time for Christmas.
“During the project, more than 18 kilometres of new stormwater systems were installed, more than 36,000 square metres of asphalt laid, around 50 kilometres of line marking completed and eight kilometres of shared path built,” Ms Pavey said.
“Crews worked hard to upgrade the existing road to a six lane divided road between the eastern side of Upper Canal bridge and the western side of the Eastwood Road intersection, through the future Leppington Town Centre.
“The remainder of the road was upgraded to a four lane divided road with a central median which has allowed for future widening.”
Senator for New South Wales Marise Payne said crews also worked to install new traffic lights at seven new intersections along Bringelly Road between Leppington and Rossmore, including at Edmondson Avenue and Cowpasture Road.
“Pedestrians and cyclists are also benefitting from this upgrade, with a new eight kilometre, three metre wide off-road shared path built with crossings at traffic lights to improve safety,” Senator Payne said.
“To provide a quicker journey for bus passengers, bus priority is also provided at all traffic lights and indented bus bays have been constructed on both sides of Bringelly Road.
“This completed upgrade is just another example of the Australian and NSW governments working together to deliver new and improved infrastructure for the future generations of Western Sydney.”
State Member for Camden Chris Patterson said work is continuing on the second stage of the upgrade which is expected to be completed in 2020, weather permitting.
“Work is powering ahead on the next stage of the Bringelly Road upgrade, with crews expected to pour the concrete bridge deck for the future The Northern Road, Bringelly Road and Greendale Road interchange early next year,” Mr Patterson said.
“Crews are also working hard to upgrade three bridges and move traffic onto new sections of road along The Northern Road and Bringelly Road.
“Work is also being carried out to build the new northbound lanes on The Northern Road, north of Peter Brock Drive.”
For more information and to keep up to date on projects being carried out as part of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, visit https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/sydney-west/infrastructure-plan/index.html.