Wednesday June 1, 2016
Construction of the $70 million Werrington Arterial Road is now more than two-thirds complete and on target to be open to motorists by the end of the year.
Recently, NSW Premier Mike Baird and Tanya Davies MP, Member for Mulgoa, inspected the project at Claremont Meadows, which will provide a crucial link between the M4 Motorway and Great Western Highway, in response to an increasing population and further development in the region.
“We’re getting on with the job of improving key arterial roads in Western Sydney to reduce travel times and improve safety for motorists,” Mr Baird said.
“This upgrade is an important part of the $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan being jointly funded by the NSW and Australian Governments.”
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, so as to increase capacity and improve travel times for road users.
More than 70 per cent of the widening project has been completed and is due to open by the end of the year.
“Without a doubt, the Werrington Arterial Road project represents the Baird Government’s commitment to accommodate major growth areas in Werrington, as well as to reducing journey times for motorists in the north-south corridors of Mamre and The Northern Road,” Tanya Davies said.
“Moreover, the project has also had a substantial benefit for local businesses, with more than $14 million worth of contracts being awarded to fifty or so Western Sydney suppliers and contractors,” said Tanya Davies.
Importantly, work remains ongoing on other major Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan projects including $509 million for Bringelly Road and $1.6 billion in upgrading The Northern Road.