Green light for Werrington Arterial Road
13 October 2014
The Australian and New South Wales Governments are getting on with building a stronger and more prosperous Western Sydney by today committing $70 million towards the Werrington Arterial Road Stage 1 upgrade and inviting tenders for construction.
This new funding increases our joint Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan to $3.6 billion further boosting the region’s productive capacity to capitalise on the economic gains from developing an airport at Badgerys Creek and cutting journey times for residents travelling to the M4.
The project will involve creating a new link between the Great Western Highway and the M4 Motorway by widening Kent Road and Gipps Street into a four lane dual carriageway and building two new east facing ramps on the M4 Motorway to increase capacity and reduce travel times.
Tenders to build the project have now been called from prequalified contractors until Wednesday 12 November. It means work is on track to start early next year and be completed in 2016.
A new north-south corridor will give the St Marys industrial area better access to the major freight routes, which will support jobs and help cater for western Sydney’s growing population.
The upgrade will also take a significant amount of pressure off The Northern Road and Mamre Road, saving motorists time and money.
With the first stage of the new Werrington Arterial Road set to reduce congestion on multiple road corridors in the area, there are sizeable benefits on offer —in fact, every dollar spent on the new road will provide a return of 3.7 times the initial investment through productivity gains.
Environmental assessment, project design and community consultation have taken place to make this project shovel ready.
Our joint $3.6 billion investment over 10 years in major infrastructure upgrades will transform the region’s economy and create 4,000 new jobs, making Western Sydney an even better place to live and do business.
The Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan also includes $509 million to upgrade Bringelly Road, $1.25 billion to build a new 14 km motorway between the M7 Motorway and The Northern Road and further funding to improve local roads.
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