Stage 2 - Tallawong Road to Veron Road - complete
Stage 2 of the Schofields Road upgrade is between Tallawong Road and Veron Road. It includes an underpass of the Richmond railway line near Schofields train station and connects to Veron Road.
The NSW Government has provided $135 million to build Stage 2 of the Schofields Road upgrade, including $70 million of funding from the Housing Acceleration Fund.
Roads and Maritime contracted OHL-York JV to upgrade Stage 2 of the Schofields Road project - a 3.6 kilometre section. Work started on 11 August 2014 and completed in March 2018.
As part of this upgrade, Schofields Road passes under the Richmond railway line near Schofields Railway Station and connects to Veron Road.
Roads and Maritime has established a site office and work area at the corner of Schofields Road and Boundary Road, Schofields.
- Contractors: OHL-York Joint Venture
- Start of major construction: August 2014
- Completion date: March 2018
- Project value: $135 million
- Funding source: NSW Government including the NSW Housing Acceleration
- Upgrading the road from a two lane to a four-lane, divided road
- Providing for six lanes if required in the future
- Extending Schofields Road from Railway Terrace to Veron Road
- Trees and plants to provide a tree-lined transit boulevard
- New traffic lights at five intersections along Schofields Road including Hambledon Road, Alex Avenue/Boundary Road, Junction Road, Railway Terrace and Veron Road
- Left-in / left-out access to the Schofields Precinct between Bridge Street and Veron Road and also at Schofields Farm Road
- Temporary U-turn facilities until the surrounding precincts and local road network have been sufficiently developed
- Two twin bridges at First Ponds Creek and the Eastern Creek tributary near Railway Terrace
- A retained connection to the new Schofields Station western car park via a new bridge overpass at Bridge Street
- An underpass crossing of the Richmond rail line
- Designated turning lanes
- Off-road, shared paths for cyclists and pedestrians on the southern side of the road and making provisions for a future shared path on the northern side of the road
- Bus priority measures at intersection approaches
- Bus stops at and in between traffic light intersections
- Improved flood immunity
- An initial speed limit of 70 km/h reducing to 60 km/h in the future, as traffic increases.