Richmond Road upgrade

Richmond Road is being progressively upgraded from a two lane road north of Bells Creek Bridge, Colebee to the South Creek floodplain. The upgrade would see Richmond Road widened to a four lane road with provision for six lanes in the future.

Richmond Road upgrade

Updates and announcements

Out of hours work on Richmond Road from Townson Road to South Street over eight night shifts and four weekends from Thursday 16 June until Sunday 31 July, weather permitting. Our working hours will be between 6pm and 5am on Thursdays and Fridays and between 6am and 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays. See our out of hours work letter notification (PDF, 343Kb) for more information.

From Tuesday 14 June 2016, weather permitting there will be left-in / left-out movements only at the intersection of Richmond Road and Grange Avenue, Marsden Park. Right turn movements to and from Richmond Road can be made at South Street, Vine Street West / Pius Lane or Garfield Road West. See our letter notification (PDF, 317Kb) for more information.

Temporary access change to Vine Street West, Marsden Park from Wednesday 8 June until mid-July 2016, weather permitting. Our working hours will be between 7am to 6pm from Mondays to Fridays and between 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. See our Vine Street notification letter (PDF, 278Kb) for more information.

Temporary access arrangements are also in place for motorists wishing to access the service station, Marsden Park Public School and Rural Fire Service on the old section of Garfield Road West. These arrangements are in place until early July 2016, weather permitting. See our letter of notification (PDF, 227Kb) for more information.

Project background

The development of the North West Priority Land Release Area means Richmond Road will require upgrading as precinct development occurs. The upgraded road will service the expected traffic growth from housing and employment opportunities in the area.

The approved concept design and Review of Environmental Factors for the Richmond Road upgrade can be viewed or downloaded from the project documents page.

A submissions report summarising the community's comments and responses to each comment is available to view from the project documents page.

The upgrade of Richmond Road is being carried out in stages, in conjunction with precinct development.

  • Stage 1 is between Bells Creek and Townson Road and was complete in July 2014
  • Stage 2 is between north of Townson Road and north of Garfield Road West and is being built
  • Stage 3 is between Bells Creek (900 metres north of Garfield Road West) and the South Creek floodplain and will take place as neighbouring development progresses.

For further information see the North West Priority Land Release Area website.

Benefits

 The key benefits to the community include: 

  • Increased capacity for future traffic growth
  • Improved safety for motorists with a central median to separate opposing traffic flows
  • Improved safety for cyclists and pedestrians by proving an off road shared path
  • Improved travel times
  • Improved access and travel times for road freight in Sydney's north west
  • Cater for a major flood evacuation route
  • Bus priority capacity at traffic lights
  • Access for future North West Priority Land Release Area precincts along Richmond Road.

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

Stage 3 will take place as neighbouring development progresses. The community will be kept updated as detailed design progresses and advised when work is planned to start on Stage 3.

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