Early surveying and geotechnical works have begun on the upgrade of the Great Western Highway intersections in Glenbrook as part of the $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan.

Minister for Urban Infrastructure, Paul Fletcher, said the Australian and New South Wales governments were jointly funding the investigatory works which involve installing new traffic signals at the Ross Street and Great Western Highway intersection, and upgrading existing signals at the Great Western Highway and Hare Street intersection.

“These upgrades will improve safety and access along the Great Western Highway, while enhancing the primary gateway to Glenbrook Village,” Mr Fletcher said.

“The Australian Government is delivering on its plan to unlock the potential of Western Sydney through economy-transforming infrastructure investment, making it an even better place to live and do business.”

New South Wales Member for Penrith, Stuart Ayres, said the preferred option had been identified by Roads and Maritime Services and endorsed by Blue Mountains City Council, with detailed design works for the project now underway.

“Surveying, geotechnical investigation work and potholing is now being carried out to locate existing utilities within the corridor to help inform the detailed design for this upgrade,” Mr Ayres said.

Works are expected to start mid-2017 and be completed by the end of 2017.

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