Heathcote Road upgrade kicks off
21 February 2019
Motorists will see shovels in the ground along Heathcote Road between Infantry Parade and The Avenue, with early works starting today.
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said the two kilometre upgrade to Heathcote Road between Holsworthy and Voyager Point will be a congestion buster and improve safety for motorists.
“Heathcote Road is a major arterial road which runs between Liverpool and Heathcote, connecting Sydney’s southern suburbs to the motorway network in the south-west including the M5 and M7 motorways,” Mrs Pavey said.
“The existing road between Infantry Parade and The Avenue is generally a two lane road but this upgrade would provide a four lane road and upgraded intersections to improve safety for the thousands of motorists who travel along Heathcote Road each day.”
Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons said the relocation of utilities and the gas main along Heathcote Road between Infantry Parade and The Avenue will take place over the next few weeks.
“Around 36,000 vehicles use this section of Heathcote Road each day to access Holsworthy Station, Holsworthy Army Barracks as well as residential areas so it is essential this work is carried out to meet our future traffic volumes,” Mrs Gibbons said.
The upgrade would also duplicate the existing bridges across Harris Creek, Williams Creek and the T8 Airport railway line as well as provide a pedestrian and cyclist shared path along the road, connecting Voyager Point to Holsworthy Station and towards Hammondville.
The NSW Liberals and Nationals Government is also investing $173 million towards upgrading the Heathcote Road bridge across the Woronora River and widening between Holsworthy and Voyager Point.
Work will be carried out between 7am and 6pm on weekdays and 8am and 1pm on Saturdays, excluding public holidays and weather permitting.