Work drives forward on Campbelltown Road upgrade
29 October 2018
Shovels are now in the ground with work in full swing for the $76 million upgrade Campbelltown Road between East Town Centre Road and the new MacDonald Road.
Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts, said the NSW Government- funded upgrade was speeding up the delivery of new homes and better roads for the Macarthur region.
“The NSW Government is delivering on its commitment to provide key infrastructure at the same time as slabs are being poured on new homes,” Mr Roberts said.
“The funding will enable more lanes to be built on Campbelltown Road to cater for the new community at Edmondson Park and thousands of future homes expected there,” he said.
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Melinda Pavey said the start of work on this upgrade was another step towards building better connections for the growing Campbelltown and Macarthur communities.
“As more land for housing is released, the NSW Government needs to ensure all roads and public transport can provide connectivity for these new communities,” Ms Pavey said.
“Access and travel times for road freight which travels through south west Sydney will be improved as well as safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists”.
Funding has been provided as part of the Housing Acceleration Fund (HAF), established in 2012, which has set aside more than $1.4 billion for projects to fund infrastructure such as, roads, transport water and electricity to accelerate housing supply.
Major work on the first stage of the upgrade between East Town Centre Road and the new Macdonald Road intersection at Edmondson Park should be completed by the end of 2020.
Work will include upgrading Campbelltown Road from a mainly two-lane to four-lane divided road with a central median, installation of three sets of traffic lights, an off-road shared pedestrian and cyclist path as well as building designated turning lanes and bicycle and pedestrian crossing provisions at traffic lights.
Work will be carried out until the end of 2020 from 7am to 6pm on weekdays and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays, weather permitting.
For more information about the upgrade, go to project page.