$3.6 million Canterbury Road upgrade now complete
18 December 2014
Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay today announced the $3.6 million works on Canterbury Road between Wiley Park and Canterbury was now completed.
“Canterbury Road is a vital connection between Sydney’s inner and south west linking Liverpool and Enmore,” Minister Gay said.
“The major upgrade of a 4.7-kilometre section of Canterbury Road aims to improve the road surface and make it safer for all road users.
“Night work was completed to remove the old road surface by milling the existing asphalt, repairing concrete slabs, diamond grinding and asphalt patching.
“Bicycle safe grates have been installed, utilities adjusted and damaged kerb, gutter and line markings replaced.
“The intensive repair work under way since April also aims to provide a safer, smoother journey for road users and ensure the road serves the community into the future.
“Traffic light loops have also been installed at nine intersections on the corridor to prioritise green light time and improve traffic flow.”
Minister Gay thanked motorists for being patient and said work took longer than expected due to the NSW government having to clean up too many years of Labor mess.
“People get frustrated driving on Canterbury Road and I get it. This road was neglected for 16 years under Labor and we are fixing it,” Minister Gay said.
“This is one of 4,000 road projects the NSW Liberals & Nationals has on the go and it’s one that came with a surprise – once we started maintenance work we discovered just how bad the condition of the concrete was underneath the road and had no choice but to replace it.
“This is the stark difference between us and Labor, when we build roads we build them to last the long haul, we don’t cut corners to meet a political timeframe.”
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