Monday October 13, 2014
Local MPs Tanya Davies, Stuart Ayres, and Andrew Rohan today welcomed planning for the Werrington Arterial Road has moved to the next stage with tenders to build the project now called from prequalified contractors.
Tanya Davies said the project would cut journey times for residents travelling to the M4 motorway, employment growth areas and the proposed future airport at Badgerys Creek.
“This is an exciting milestone for the project with tenders now open for the Werrington Arterial Road Stage 1 project until Wednesday 12 November,” Tanya Davies said.
“It means work is on track to start early next year with the NSW and Federal Governments fully funding this important infrastructure project” said Tanya Davies.
“The project includes widening a 2 kilometre section of the Kent Road and Gipps Street corridor to four lanes,” Tanya Davies said.
“We’re also planning new east facing ramps on the M4 Motorway to increase capacity and improve travel times for all road users," Mr Rohan said.
‘Three intersections will be upgraded with traffic lights as part of the project at Caddens Road, Sunflower Drive south and north.
‘A new-shared path which will include a bridge across the M4 Motorway will be installed to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians," he said.
“This project will be great news for those people advocating for a new road between the M4 Motorway and the Great Western Highway to accommodate increased traffic from Claremont Meadows and near the Western Sydney Werrington/Kingswood Campus,” said Tanya Davies.
‘This major project will also help reduce congestion on Mamre Road and The Northern Road and will provide huge relief on the M4 interchanges,” Tanya Davies said.
“Throughout the project the community has been highly supportive of the proposal,” Stuart Ayres said.
‘We also thank stakeholders including Penrith City Council for their support as the project develops.
‘This is another major infrastructure project Labor promised but couldn't deliver. Under the Liberals & Nationals we have a green light for Werrington Arterial Road,” Stuart Ayres said.
For Nine News coverage of the Werrington Arterial announcement and my comments on the positive impacts of this upgrade, please see the link below: