The Northern Road upgrade

The Australian and NSW governments are upgrading The Northern Road as part of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan (WSIP), a 10 year, $3.6 billion road investment program.

The Northern Road and Hillside Drive intersection, Harrington Park - facing south
The Northern Road and Hillside Drive intersection, Harrington Park - facing south

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services invited submissions from the community on the concept design and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for The Northern Road upgrade between Mersey Road, Bringelly and Glenmore Parkway, Glenmore Park in June and July 2017. We would like to thank everyone who considered the proposal and provided a submission to the Department of Planning and Environment.

A submissions report summarising and responding to submissions received during the consultation period is now being prepared.

For more information about the project please refer to the project webpage.

In construction

Work has started on The Northern Road upgrade between The Old Northern Road, Narellan and Peter Brock Drive, Oran Park.

This work will be carried out from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and on Saturday from 8am to 1pm.

The contract for design and construct of The Northern Road upgrade between Glenmore Parkway, Glenmore Park and Jamison Road, Penrith was awarded to Lendlease in December 2016. Construction started in August 2017.

About The Northern Road upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading around 35 kilometres of The Northern Road between The Old Northern Road, Narellan and Jamison Road, South Penrith from a generally two to four lane undivided road to a six to eight lane divided road.

The Northern Road upgrade will deliver new and upgraded roads to support integrated transport in the region and capitalise on the economic benefits from developing the Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek.  The upgrade will also provide one of the main arterial transport corridors for the South West Priority Growth Area and the Western Sydney Priority Growth Area.  The Northern Road upgrade will improve safety, increase road capacity and reduce congestion and travel times in the future.

The Northern Road upgrade was previously divided into four stages (1, 2, 3 and 4) but due to design refinement will now be planned in sections between:

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