The New South Wales Government’s WestInvest program is funding a $385 million upgrade to Richmond Road, a high-capacity urban road in Sydney’s north-west.
The funding includes $285 million towards planning and early works to widen to six lanes a 2.2km section between the M7 Motorway and Townson Road and to build a new off-ramp bridge to connect Richmond Road to Westlink M7.
It also includes $100 million towards widening to four lanes a section of Richmond Road between Elara Boulevard and Heritage Road at Marsden Park.
New South Wales Premier, Dominic Perrottet, said these critical upgrades would be a game-changer for families and business owners who travel along this road every day.
“We are making sure families across Western Sydney who use Richmond Road can get to where they need to safely and sooner,” Mr Perrottet said.
“This upgrade to Richmond Road is only possible because of the New South Wales Government’s long-term economic plan to keep our state moving forward.”
New South Wales Treasurer, Matt Kean, said $385 million has been allocated to transform Richmond Road and ensure a smoother, safer journey for drivers.
“The New South Wales Government is committed to future proofing the primary north-south arterial route between Richmond and the M7 Motorway, which passes through the key communities of Hawkesbury, Penrith and Blacktown,” Mr Kean said.
“We are able to support the growth of Sydney’s north-west because of the New South Wales Government’s strong economic management and the WestConnex asset recycling program.”
New South Wales Minister for Metropolitan Roads, Natalie Ward, said two sections of Richmond Road would be upgraded which would also improve flood resilience.
“This is a rapidly growing area and we need to ensure families, tradies and truckies can rely on this key route to get to work and home to their loved ones,” Mrs Ward said.
“We are connecting people to areas of employment, education facilities, shopping centres, and providing an evacuation route for those living in the Hawkesbury-Nepean flood catchment.”
Transport for New South Wales will keep the community informed as these projects progress.