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

Temporary daytime closure on Sunflower Drive (north and south)

The Sunflower Drive (north and south) and Gipps Street intersections will be closed for one day each from 7am to 6pm during the week of Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March 2017, weather permitting.

Both intersections will be open to the public by 6pm on each closure day to ensure access is maintained. For more information please see our notification letter (PDF, 319Kb)

Project snapshot

  • Contractors: Burtons Contractors
  • Start date of major construction: March 2015
  • Expected completion date: Early 2017
  • Project value: $55 million
  • Funding: Australian and NSW governments

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 $55 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.

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.

Key features

The key features of the project include:

  • 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.

What happens next?

Work started in March 2015 with major construction completed in 2016. The new Werrington Arterial Road is expected to be open to traffic in early 2017.

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