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.

Updates and announcements

Night work and traffic switch

Traffic will be moved onto the new sections of Junction Road and Hambledon Road intersections with Schofields Road from Tuesday 25 July.

Preparation work for these traffic switches will take place at night between 7pm and 6am from Tuesday 25 July to Friday 28 July 2017, weather permitting.

For more information please see our latest notification (PDF, 368kb).

Changed pedestrian walkway on Railway Terrace, Schofields

The pedestrian walkway will be temporarily relocated for safety, from Monday, 10 April.

Detours will be in place for pedestrians using Railway Terrace, with temporary crossings in place to direct users onto Schofields Road for a short distance, and then to re-join the existing walkway.

Motorists will not be affected by this work.

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 has 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 is scheduled for completion in early 2018, weather permitting.

We are building the eastbound and westbound lanes between Junction Road and Railway Terrace and between Bridge Street and Veron Road first.

Roads and Maritime will install traffic lights at five intersections along Schofields Road at Hambledon Road, Boundary Road/Alex Avenue, Junction Road, Railway Terrace, and Veron Road.

As part of this upgrade, Schofields Road will pass under the Richmond railway line near Schofields Railway Station and connect 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
  • Expected completion date: early 2018
  • Project value: $135 million
  • Funding source: NSW Government including the NSW Housing Acceleration Fund.

Noisy work

There will be noise associated with this work including tree removal, earthworks, demolition of existing structures, road and bridge construction and heavy vehicle movements.

We will make every effort to minimise the impact on residents and businesses by:

  • Scheduling noisy works in general working hours
  • Scheduling periods where no noisy work is carried out
  • Making sure site entries and exits are away from residential properties
  • Monitoring noise levels on site
  • Avoiding multiple pieces of noisy equipment working at the same time near residential properties.

Roads and Maritime’s delivery partner, OHL York, has secured an environment protection licence from the NSW Environment Protection Authority to complete this work. As a licence holder, OHL York must comply with the conditions including monitoring and preventing noise.

If residents or businesses are affected by noise from the work, please contact the project team’s 24 hour hotline on 0427 986 505 or email SCH2_community@ohlyorkjv.com.au.

Key features

Features of the Stage 2 include:

  • 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.

Next steps

Roads and Maritime Services will continue to keep the community and stakeholders informed of our progress during construction.

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