Stage 2 - Tallawong Road to Veron Road

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.

Lights about to be switched on at intersection of Schofields Road and Railway Terrace, Schofields on 18 February 2018
Lights about to be switched on at intersection of Schofields Road and Railway Terrace, Schofields on 18 February 2018

Updates and announcements

By 7 March 2018, key elements of Stage 2 of the Schofields Road upgrade were completed including five new sets of traffic lights commissioned at the intersections of Hambledon Road, Alex Avenue/Boundary Road, Junction Road, Railway Terrace and Veron Road. Two lanes of new carriageway were also open to traffic in each direction between Tallawong Road and Veron Road. Finishing work for the project is continuing.

Night work

Tuesday 24 to Monday 30 April 2018 - Night work on Schofields Road, Schofields between Tallawong and Veron Road (PDF, 213 Kb).

Project background

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.

Project snapshot

  • 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

Key features

  • 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.
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