Tuesday February 16, 2016
Roads and Maritime Services is advising motorists a planned intersection closure will be in place from Monday 22 February at Gipps Street and Sunflower Drive (North) at Claremont Meadows as work progresses on the $70 million Werrington Arterial Road upgrade.
“The Australian and NSW governments are pushing ahead with work to build the new Werrington Arterial Road between the M4 Motorway and Great Western Highway, which forms an important part of the $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan,” Tanya Davies said.
As part of the upgrade a series of planned intersection closures along Gipps Street are scheduled throughout the coming months to build the western half of the new road.
From Monday 22 February the Sunflower Drive (North) intersection at Gipps Street will be temporarily closed for around three months, weather permitting, while work to install power poles, traffic lights, street lighting and a new drainage system is carried out.
Through traffic on Gipps Street will be maintained at all times while this work is carried out. Sunflower Drive will remain open for all traffic with access to Gipps Street via Myrtle Road and Sunflower Drive (South).
To ensure the safety of workers, road users are advised to allow extra travel time, follow the direction of traffic controllers and keep to the reduced 40 km/h speed limits where in place.
The Werrington Arterial Road upgrade includes widening a two kilometre section of the Kent Road and Gipps Street corridor to four lanes and building two new east facing ramps on the M4 Motorway to increase capacity and improve travel times for road users.
“Once complete it will provide an improved travel experience for Western Sydney road users with a new connection to the M4 Motorway to accommodate growth areas in Werrington. It will also help to reduce congestion on north-south corridors of Mamre Road and the Northern Road”, said Tanya Davies.
With more than 50 per cent of the project now complete work is continuing to be carried out Monday to Friday between 7am and 6pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm.
Building work for Werrington Arterial Road is expected to be completed at the end of this year.
Roads and Maritime thanks motorists for their patience while this important work is under way.