Archbold Road upgrade and extension

The NSW Government is planning for the future and proposing to upgrade and extend a five kilometre section of Archbold Road from the Great Western Highway, Minchinbury to Old Wallgrove Road, Eastern Creek. Once complete, Archbold Road would be a key north-south route providing access to the Western Sydney Employment Area.

Archbold Road facing north toward the Great Western Highway

Project background

The Western Sydney Employment Area (WSEA), near the intersection of the M4 and M7 Motorways, is expected to provide more than 2200 hectares of accessible, well located and diverse employment land supporting more than 57,000 jobs over the next 30 years.

The concept plan for a network of roads within the WSEA was approved by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment in 2009, with Archbold Road forming a main north-south link road.

The proposed Archbold Road upgrade and extension would serve future traffic and transport needs of the WSEA.

Roads and Maritime has started investigations and planning for this five kilometre upgrade and extension, which is being funded by the NSW Government.

For further information please read the March 2016 Community update.


  • Reduced travel times and transport costs
  • Improved freight connections within Sydney’s motorway network, wider interstate freight network and better port access
  • Improved road safety
  • Support residential and employment growth by providing a reliable road network
  • Improved public transport and bus priority
  • Provide safe and effective pedestrian and cycling infrastructure
  • Improved urban design and visual aspect of the road corridor
  • Generating local jobs.

Key features

  • Upgrade the existing road south of the Great Western Highway from two lanes to four lanes including bridge duplication over the M4 Motorway and east facing ramps
  • Extend Archbold Road south through a greenfield site with a four lane dual carriageway to meet Lenore Drive
  • Extend Archbold Road further south with a four lane dual carriageway to meet Old Wallgrove Road southern extension near the Water NSW pipelines
  • Provide drainage structures along creek crossings
  • Provide intersections at key future access points to employment lands
  • Provide bus priority at key intersections
  • Provide a shared path for pedestrians and cyclists along the western side of the road corridor.

Community engagement

We accepted feedback on the proposal which will be considered when developing the concept design and Review of Environmental Factors. To join the Archbold Road project mailing list please register your interest via the contact details provided at the top of this page.

What happens next?

We are currently working on the concept design and Review of Environmental Factors.

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