The NSW Government is investing $480 million in major road infrastructure upgrades in Western Sydney. Designed to alleviate congestion and improve safety, the upgrades are set to benefit up to 65,000 motorists every day.
NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, said the State Government was investing hundreds of millions of dollars in Mamre and Mulgoa roads, which are critically important to residents and businesses in western Sydney.
Mamre Road will be upgraded along a 3.8km section to a four-lane dual carriageway between the M4 Motorway and Erskine Park Road, with an investment of $220 million.
“This will transform the existing two-lane undivided road into a four-lane divided road, providing a safer, higher-capacity link. The Mamre Road upgrade will also be future proofed, allowing another two lanes to be added down the track,” Ms Berejiklian said.
The initial stages in the expansion of Mulgoa Road are already underway, jointly funded with the Federal Government, to increase capacity from four to six lanes between Union Road and Museum Drive.
The next phase of this jointly-funded work will be between Jeanette Street and Blaikie Road, starting in 2020.
The NSW Government will fund a further $260 million in upgrades for Mulgoa Road.
“Mulgoa Road carries 3,800 vehicles per hour during the morning and afternoon peak. This project will tackle congestion and delays along Mulgoa Road during the peaks,” Ms Berejiklian said.
Member for Penrith, Stuart Ayres, said Mulgoa Road was an important connection for the Penrith community.
“Mulgoa Road is the spine of the local road network and every single person in Penrith knows it needs to be wider,” Mr Ayres said.
“We have just started widening Castlereagh Road underneath the rail line and today’s additional investment will accelerate the widening of Mulgoa Road by many years.
“This will reduce congestion and better prepare Penrith for the future.”