Stage One contract awarded for narellan Road
30 May 2014
NSW Government awards Stage One contract for Narellan Road
The NSW Government has announced the major upgrade of Narellan Road will start in July with the contract awarded today to build stage one.
Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay joined Member for Camden Chris Patterson and Member for Campbelltown Bryan Doyle to announce BMD Constructions Pty Ltd had won the tender for the stage one, 1.6 kilometre upgrade.
“Widening Narellan Road to six lanes from Camden Valley Way at Narellan to Blaxland Road at Campbelltown aims to reduce congestion, improve safety and access to the South West Growth Centre and the University of Western Sydney,” Mr Gay said.
“This is a vital project for the Macarthur region which will reduce congestion and improve safety for road users that they expect and deserve.
“With today’s major announcement I am also pleased to confirm tenders for stage two work are expected to be called mid next year,” Mr Gay said.
Mr Patterson said with the building contract awarded for stage one, work can start from late July to upgrade Narellan Road between the Hume Motorway and the TAFE/University of Western Sydney at Campbelltown.
“Stage one involves the installation of dedicated dual left turn lanes and an extra right turn lane onto Narellan Road from the University as well as an incident response facility at the south east corner of the Hume Motorway interchange to ensure crashes are cleared quickly,” Mr Patterson said.
“I encourage all motorists to take care while changed traffic conditions are in place as we work to improve our Narellan Road,” Mr Patterson said.
Mr Doyle said he was delighted at the start of work to improve traffic on this vital road.
“Stage one work will also include widening the southbound exit ramp from the Hume Motorway to two lanes. The exit will be converted to a two lane exit similar to the Campbelltown Road exit to reduce traffic queuing on the Motorway,” Mr Doyle said.
TAFE/University of Western Sydney access road, upgrading it to dual lanes with an extra turning lane into the TAFE/University and extending the right turn bay for 180 metres,” Mr Doyle said.
Three temporary electronic message signs are in place on the Hume Highway to advise southbound motorists in advance of queues as they approach the southbound off ramp to Narellan Road. The signs will remain in place until the upgrade is completed.
Traffic lights will be installed at the newly upgraded Hume Highway southbound exit ramp intersection to improve road safety and a new three metre wide off road pedestrian and cycle path will be installed along the southern side of the road to improve safety.
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