Old Wallgrove Road upgrade

The NSW Government is funding this $95 million, 1.5 kilometre upgrade of Old Wallgrove Road to provide a vital east-west link connection for the Western Sydney Employment Area.

Old Wallgrove Road upgrade.

Updates and announcements

From Friday 23 September 2016 night work and weekend work will be taking place on Old Wallgrove road between Roberts Road and Wallgrove Road. As part of this project, work to reconstruct the pavement at three intersections will be carried out. To do this safely temporary traffic arrangements including some detours will be in place over three weekends.

Work at the Roberts Road and Old Wallgrove Road intersection will be carried out from 7pm Friday 23 September until 5am Monday 26 September. Access to Roberts Road will be maintained during the work but under traffic control.

Work at the Eastern Creek Drive and Old Wallgrove Road intersection will be carried out from 7pm Friday 7 October until 5am Monday 10 October. Eastbound traffic on Old Wallgrove Road will be diverted to Roberts Road and detour through Capicure Drive to then join Old Wallgrove Road at Southridge Street. Westbound traffic will not be affected.

Work at the Southridge Street and Old Wallgrove Road intersection will be carried out from 7pm Friday 14 October until 5am Monday 17 October. Access to Southridge Street will be closed at Old Wallgrove Road and motorists will be detoured through Roberts Road and Capicure Drive.

For more information about our current work, please read our September 2016 project notification (PDF, 174Kb).

Project background

The Western Sydney Employment Area is located near the intersection of the M4 and M7 Motorways and is expected to provide more than 2200 hectares of accessible and diverse employment land supporting 40,000 jobs. The area provides well-located, accessible and diverse employment lands to support manufacturing, transport and logistics activities. The area comprises existing land at Greystanes, Huntingwood, Eastern Creek and Erskine Park, as well as newly released land at Ropes Creek and Horsley Park. The Minister for Planning approved the concept plan for the Erskine Park Link Road Network on 11 August 2009.

This 1.5 kilometre upgrade of Old Wallgrove Road will provide a vital east-west link connection for the Western Sydney Employment Area.

Key features

 The key features of the project include: 

  • Widening to two lanes in each direction between Roberts Road and Southridge Street with a central median to allow for three lanes in the future
  • Widening to three lanes in each direction between Southridge Street and the M7 Motorway and Wallgrove Road interchanges
  • Building a 400 metre link road with two lanes in each direction from Quarry Road to connect to Wallgrove Road and the northbound on and off ramps to the M7
  • Providing bus stops near each intersection on Old Wallgrove Road and installing traffic lights that give priority to buses
  • Providing a shared path for pedestrians and cyclists from the Erskine Park Link Road to the shared pathway on the M7 Motorway
  • Upgrading intersections to help reduce congestion during peak periods
  • Upgrading one kilometre of Wallgrove Road to provide additional turning and through lanes at the Old Wallgrove Road and new link road intersections.

Benefits

 The key benefits to the community include: 

  • A vital east-west link connection for the Western Sydney Employment Area
  • Improved access to the M4 and M7 Motorways
  • Increased road capacity
  • Improved safety for motorists with a central median to separate opposing traffic flows
  • More reliable travel times when future development occurs
  • Improved access and safety for pedestrians and cyclists through an off-road shared path.

Community involvement

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

Next steps

Work started in November 2014 and is expected to finish in 2017, weather permitting.

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