An estimated 40,000 new jobs have been unlocked following completion of the upgrade to Old Wallgrove Road, which has eased congestion and opened up the route to many Sydneysiders.
Roads, Maritime and Freight Minister Melinda Pavey said the $95 million upgrade involved building a new 400 metre link road and widening the 1.5km section of Old Wallgrove Road between Wallgrove Road and Lenore Drive.
“This is about ensuring sustainable long term employment in western Sydney by attracting new employers to the region with major infrastructure projects which support growth, Mrs Pavey said.
“Old Wallgrove Road experiences high levels of congestion as it is a key route for motorists travelling to the Western Sydney Employment Area.
“By tackling congestion the government is preparing the area for more jobs and more growth.”
Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies said, “This upgrade is a win for the local community as it will not only ease congestion but ensure Western Sydney remains competitive for local jobs.”
“The upgrade will also provide a vital east-west connection for the Western Sydney Employment Area and improved access to the M4 Western Motorway and Westlink M7 Motorway.
“This work builds on the 3.1km Erskine Park Link Road which has unlocked thousands of hectares of land for development and new employment.
“The NSW Government is working to build new and improved road infrastructure throughout western Sydney which supports transport connections, moves freight, eases congestion, provides more reliable travel times and makes roads safer.”