Stage 3 - Veron Road to Richmond Road

Stage 3 of the Schofields Road upgrade is between Veron Road and Richmond Road. It includes extending Schofields Road from Veron Road, across Eastern Creek, to Carnarvon Road and widening the South Street alignment.

Construction work at Carnarvon Road and South Street intersection
Construction work at Carnarvon Road and South Street intersection

Updates and announcements

Extended working hours for bridgework over Bells Creek

As part of building a new bridge over Bells Creek, on South Street between Vernon and Richmond Road, Schofields, a crane will be used to install planks on the new westbound bridge columns.

Work will be carried out over an extended period between 5am and 7pm, from Friday, 20 October to Friday, 10 November, weather permitting.

For more information please see our latest notification (PDF, 94.0Kb).

Traffic switch and night work

Traffic will be moved onto the newly built eastbound lanes of South Street between Richmond Road and Carnarvon Road including over the new Bells Creek Bridge from 5am Monday 18 September 2017.

To minimise the impact on motorists, day and night work in preparation for this traffic switch will take place from 5am on Friday, 15 September to 5am on Monday, 18 September 2017, weather permitting.

For more information please see our traffic switch letter (PDF, 144Kb).

Extended hours of work on Saturdays

To continue with essential activities, work hours will be extended each Saturday from Saturday, 26 August to Saturday, 25 November 2017 between 7am and 5pm, weather permitting.

Work will also continue to be carried out during standard working hours between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

For more information please view or download our extended hours notification (PDF, 357Kb).

Project background

The NSW Government has provided $140 million to build the third and final section of the Schofields Road upgrade.

Roads and Maritime has contracted BMD Contractors to upgrade this 2.5km extension of Schofields Road. Site establishment work started in February 2016 and is expected to be completed by mid-2018, weather permitting.

Project snapshot

  • Contractors: BMD Contractors
  • Start of major construction: February 2016
  • Expected completion date: mid-2018
  • Project value: $140 million
  • Funding source: NSW Government

Key features

  • Two lanes in each direction with a wide central median allowing for widening to six lanes when required in the future
  • Extending Schofields Road from Veron Road across Eastern Creek to Carnarvon Road
  • Extending of Schofields Road from Carnarvon Road to Richmond Road using the existing South Street alignment
  • A tree line transit boulevard
  • New traffic lights at Carnarvon Road and at a future Fermoy Road extension intersection
  • Twin bridges over Eastern Creek and Bells Creek
  • Designated turning lanes and temporary U-turn facilities until surrounding developments are complete Shared cyclist and pedestrian path on both sides of the road
  • Pedestrian and cyclist crossings at all intersections with traffic lights
  • Bus priority lanes at signalised intersections and indented bus bays

What happens next?

Our work is expected to be completed by mid-2018, weather permitting.

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

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