Traffic flowing more smoothly on Camden Valley Way
14 March 2019
Joint release with:
The Hon Angus Taylor MP
Minister for Energy
Federal Member for Hume
Cr Peter Sidgreaves
Western Sydney motorists travelling along Camden Valley Way will get home sooner and safer following the completion of the Grahams Hill Road and Richardson Road intersection upgrades.
The $4 million upgrades were fully funded by the Morrison Government under the $200 million Local Roads Package — part of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan.
Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said the congestion busting project would mean people spending less time on the roads and more time with their family.
“The Morrison Government is committed to working with local councils to ensure local roads are safer, with improved traffic flows and the capacity to meet future population growth,” Mr Tudge said.
“This is just one of many local projects that received funding through the Local Roads Package.”
The project was funded under the second round of the Local Roads Package - worth a total of $62 million - which followed on from the first round in 2016 worth $29.4 million.
Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor joined Camden Mayor Peter Sidgreaves on Thursday to officially open the intersection upgrades.
Mr Taylor said the improvements were part of the Camden to Narellan Corridor upgrade, which included a number of separate projects.
“This gateway intersection linking Camden and Narellan is one of the busiest in the area. Regular motorists through here, and I include myself among them, have already noticed the smoother traffic flows along Camden Valley Way.
“We are determined to be funding and finishing these infrastructure improvements, to make it easier and safer for motorists to get where they need to go.”
This project included widening Camden Valley Way, Grahams Hill Road and Richardson Road, lengthening the existing right-turn lanes from Camden Valley Way into Richardson Road and Grahams Hill Road, upgrading pedestrian ramps and other traffic improvements.
Mayor of Camden Council Peter Sidgreaves said the completion of the project had significantly boosted safety for residents.
“I thank both the Australian and State governments for their contributions to our road network. They go a long way in improving local transport connections for our community and supporting our population growth,” Cr Sidgreaves said.