Denmark Link Road - proposed short-term work

The NSW Government is planning for the future and proposing to build a link road from the intersection of Garfield Road West and Denmark Road, Riverstone to Westminster Street bridge, Schofields.

Current view of Denmark Road looking south
Current view of Denmark Road looking south

Updates and announcements

Denmark Link Road – confirmation of preferred option

The consultation period for the Denmark Link Road preferred option closed in December 2015. A Community Consultation Report (PDF, 3.13Mb) summarising the feedback received and the responses from Roads and Maritime is now available.

Following a review of the comments, Roads and Maritime has decided to proceed with planning the preferred corridor. The comments received will be considered during development of the concept design. We will continue planning and undertake field investigation work to inform the concept design and Review of Environmental Factors, which will be displayed for community consultation.

We would like to thank everyone who considered the Denmark Link Road preferred option and provided feedback.

Project background

Denmark Link Road is a proposed new link road between Garfield Road West, Riverstone and the Westminster Street bridge, Schofields.  This new link road would alleviate traffic congestion along Garfield Road West around the railway level crossing at Riverstone and would provide an alternate local connection for light vehicles to cross the Richmond railway line, to avoid the Riverstone Town Centre.

The preferred option would provide a link road from Garfield Road West, Riverstone via Denmark Road intersection to West Parade. West Parade would be extended to the Westminster Street bridge, Schofields. The proposal would link to new traffic lights that were recently completed at the Westminster Street and Railway Terrace intersection.

The Denmark Link Road is part of the North West Growth Centre Road Network Strategy short-term work and is subject to funding availability.

Benefits

The preferred Denmark Link Road option would:

  • Reduce congestion and delays that are currently being experienced at the Garfield Road railway level crossing at Riverstone
  • Provide a second local road connection for motorists wishing to use the Westminster Street bridge, alleviating congestion on Garfield Road
  • Meets the future traffic needs for the area.

Features

The preferred Denmark Link Road option is a two lane local road with a footpath on one side. The proposal includes:

  • An intersection at Garfield Road West and Denmark Road with a right-turn bay for traffic waiting to enter Denmark Road at Riverstone
  • Improvements to the existing Denmark Road
  • A new link road between Denmark Road and West Parade
  • New intersections at Carlton Street and West Parade
  • Extension of West Parade to connect near the Westminster Street bridge at Schofields.

Selection of a preferred corridor

A number of options were developed for Denmark Link Road and an assessment was carried out with key stakeholders to select a preferred option.

An Options Report has been prepared detailing the process carried out in the selection of the preferred option.

What happens next?

Roads and Maritime has decided to proceed with planning the preferred corridor. The comments received during the consultation period of the preferred corridor will be considered in the development of the concept design. We will continue planning and field investigation work to inform the concept design and Review of Environmental Factors, which will be displayed for community consultation.

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