Werrington Arterial Road

Roads and Maritime Services is building the Werrington Arterial Road as part of the Australian and NSW governments’ Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, which will deliver $3.6 billion in road infrastructure improvements over the next 10 years.

Looking north at Kent Road and Gipps Street, Claremont Meadows. Image copyright www.skyviewaerial.com.au
Looking north at Kent Road and Gipps Street, Claremont Meadows. Image copyright www.skyviewaerial.com.au

Updates and announcements

Extended Weekend Work Hours

Roads and Maritime Services is changing the current weekend work hours in order to progress the Werrington Arterial Road upgrade. Work will now include extended hours on Saturdays.

For more information please see ourExtended Work Hours notification (PDF, 333Kb).

Night Work on the Great Western Highway

Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading the Gipps Street intersection at the Great Western Highway. The upgrade includes work on the existing traffic lights.

To reduce the impact on motorists, the work to upgrade the traffic lights will take place at night. Work will begin on Sunday 4 December and take ten shifts to complete.

For more information please see our Night Work on the Great Western Highway notification (PDF, 629Kb).

Project background

Kent Road and Gipps Street, Claremont Meadows is being upgraded to form the new Werrington Arterial Road. The Australian and NSW governments have provided $70 million to build this improved road infrastructure.

This upgrade will create a new link between the Great Western Highway and the M4 Motorway, increase capacity and improve travel times.

Key features

  • Widening Gipps Street and Kent Road to four lanes between the M4 Motorway and the Great Western Highway
  • New eastbound entry and westbound exit ramps with traffic lights for the M4 Motorway
  • Three intersection upgrades with traffic lights at Caddens Road/Kent Road, Fowler Street/Gipps Street and Sunflower Drive (north)/Gipps Street
  • A three metre wide off-road shared path for pedestrians and cyclists, including a new bridge over the M4 Motorway
  • Bicycle and pedestrian crossings at traffic lights
  • Six bus bays on both sides of Gipps Street and Kent Road
  • Posted vehicle speeds of 70km/h south of Caddens Road
  • New line marking on the Kent Road Bridge to create two northbound lanes and one southbound lane
  • Two metre wide shoulders
  • Noise wall on the western side of Gipps Street between Caddens Road and the Great Western Highway.

Benefits

The key benefits of the project are:

  • Improved access to the M4 Motorway
  • Increased road capacity
  • Improved safety for motorists
  • More reliable travel times
  • Improved access and safety for pedestrians and cyclists through an off-road shared path.

What happens next?

Construction started in March 2015 and the new Werrington Arterial Road will be open to traffic in late 2016.

For more information about our current work, please read the Community Update which was distributed to the community in June 2016.

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