Camden Valley Way upgrade - complete

Camden Valley Way is a major arterial road linking the Hume Highway, M7 and M5 interchange at Prestons, near Liverpool with Camden, Narellan and Harrington Park in Sydney's south west.

NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Duncan Gay officially opened the final stage of the 25km upgrade, Stage 3, on 22 December 2015, $28 million under budget and one year ahead of schedule.

The three stages of the Camden Valley Way upgrade between Oran Park Drive and Bringelly Road: Stage 1 - Ingleburn Rd to Raby Rd, Stage 2 - Raby Rd to Oran Park Drive, Stage 3 - Oran Park Drive to Bringelly Road
The three stages of the Camden Valley Way upgrade

Background

Camden Valley Way is a major arterial road linking the Hume Highway, M7 and M5 interchange at Prestons, near Liverpool with Camden, Narellan and Harrington Park in Sydney's south west.

Traffic levels in the area are predicted to grow in line with residential development in the South West Priority Growth Area.

Between 2005 and 2012, Roads and Maritime upgraded Camden Valley Way between the M5/M7 motorways interchange to Cowpasture Road, Horningsea Park and between Oran Park Drive (formerly Cobbitty Road) and Narellan Road.

The NSW Government provided $280 million to complete the remaining section of Camden Valley Way between Oran Park Drive, Harrington Park and Bringelly Road, Leppington.

The upgrade was delivered in three stages: 

  • Stage 1: 4.4 kilometre upgrade from Ingleburn Road to Raby Road, completed in November 2014.
  • Stage 2: 3 kilometre upgrade from Raby Road to Oran Park Drive (previously known as Cobbitty Road), completed in November 2014.
  • Stage 3: 3.2 kilometre upgrade from Bringelly Road to Ingleburn Road, completed in December 2015.

Project snapshot

  • Contractors: Nace Civil Engineering and BMD Constructions
  • Start date of major construction: September 2012
  • Completion date: 22 December 2015
  • Project value: $280 million
  • Funding: NSW Government

Key features

  • Two lanes upgraded to a four lane divided road
  • A posted vehicle speed limit of 80 kilometres per hour
  • A three metre wide, off-road shared pedestrian/cyclist path on the western side of the road
  • Traffic lights at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Cowpasture Road South, Heath, St Andrews, Raby, Catherine Field and Springfield roads
  • The realignment of Denham Court Road and Ingleburn Road to a four-way intersection with traffic lights
  • Temporary u-turn facilities located opposite traffic lights at the intersections of Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery and St Andrews Road
  • Bridges over Water NSW Upper Canal and Bonds Creek
  • Adjustments to public utilities such as gas, electricity and telephone services along the route
  • A wide central median with landscaping consistent with other upgraded sections of Camden Valley Way
  • The wide central median will allow for future widening to six lanes, when required in the future
  • Bus priority capability at traffic lights and indented bus bays on each side of Camden Valley Way.

Benefits

  • A road network with increased capacity for future traffic growth
  • Improved safety for motorists by:
    • Constructing new intersections with traffic lights
    • Constructing a central median to separate opposing traffic flows
    • Constructing turn bays at intersections
  • Improved access to the M7 and M5 motorways
  • Improved access and travel times for road freight in Sydney's south west
  • Improved access and safety for cyclists and pedestrians by providing an off-road shared path
  • New bus priority lanes at traffic lights.

Community involvement

Community involvement has informed the design and environmental assessment. Our response to community submissions can be found in our project documents.

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