Camden Valley Way is a major arterial road linking the Hume Highway, M7 and M5 interchange at Prestons, near Liverpool, Camden, Narellan and Harrington Park in Sydney's south west.
Traffic levels in the area are predicted to grow in line with residential development in the South West Growth Centre.
In 2005, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) upgraded Camden Valley Way to a four lane divided road from the M5/M7 interchange to Bernera Road, Prestons.
In July 2011, RMS completed the upgrade of Camden Valley Way to a four lane divided road from Bernera Road, Prestons to Cowpasture Road, Horningsea Park.
Camden Valley Way upgrade between Cobbitty Road and Narellan Road was completed in June 2012.
The NSW Government has committed $280 million to complete the remaining section of Camden Valley Way between Oran Park Drive, Harrington Park and Bringelly Road, Leppington by the end of 2015. Including $30 million this financial year to build the final 3.2 kilometre section from Bringelly Road to Ingleburn Road.
Construction is being carried out in three stages with stage 1 between Ingleburn Road and Raby Road commencing in September 2012 and stage 2 between Raby Road and Oran Park Drive commencing mid March 2013.
The contract to build the remaining 3.2km section of road between Bringelly Road and south of Ingleburn Road (Stage 3) has been awarded to BMD Constructions in September 2013. It is anticipated that construction will start later this year and is expected to be completed by late 2015, weather permitting.
The three final stages of the road upgrade are:
- Stage 1: 4.4km upgrade from Ingleburn Road to Raby Road.
- Stage 2: 3km upgrade from Raby Road to Oran Park Drive (previously known as Cobbitty Road).
- Stage 3: 3.2km upgrade from Bringelly Road to Ingleburn Road.
A community update outlining this information is available to read or download from the project documents page.
Features of the project
- Two lanes upgraded to a four lane divided road.
- A posted vehicle speed limit of 80 km/h.
- Two metre wide road shoulders for Stage 1 and Stage 2 sections only).
- A three metre wide, off-road shared pedestrian/cyclist path on the western side of the road.
- Traffic lights at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Cowpasture Road South, Heath, St Andrews, Raby, Catherine Field and Springfield roads.
- The realignment of Denham Court Road and Ingleburn Road to a four-way intersection with traffic lights.
- Temporary u-turn facilities located opposite traffic lights at the intersections of Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Heath, St Andrews and Springfield roads.
- Bridges over Sydney Catchment Authority upper canal and Bonds Creek.
- Adjustments to public utilities such as gas, electricity and telephone services along the route.
- A wide central median with landscaping consistent with other upgraded sections of Camden Valley Way.
- The wide central median will allow for future widening to six lanes, when required in the future.
- Bus priority capability at traffic lights and indented bus bays on each side of Camden Valley Way.
Benefits of the project
- A road network with increased capacity for future traffic growth.
- Improved safety for motorists by:
- Constructing new intersections with traffic lights.
- Constructing a central median to separate opposing traffic flows.
- Constructing turn bays at intersections.
- Improved access to the M7 and M5 motorways.
- Improved access and travel times for road freight in Sydney's south west.
- Improved access and safety for cyclists and pedestrians by providing an off-road shared path.
- New bus priority lanes at traffic lights.