Detailed design contract awarded for Prospect Highway upgrade

4 May 2015

Detailed design is now under way for the Prospect Highway upgrade between Reservoir Road at Prospect and St Martins Crescent at Blacktown which aims to improve travel for all road users.

“A major upgrade of the Prospect Highway is being planned to expand the two lane road to a four lane divided road with new bridges to be provided across the M4 Motorway and the Great Western Highway,” a Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said.

”The detailed design contract for this main road corridor which connects the city of Blacktown with the M4 Motorway was awarded to SMEC and design work is expected to be completed at the end of this year.

“The NSW Government has allocated $3 million this financial year to continue planning the upgrade which aims to increase safety and cater for expected traffic growth in the area as developments increase.

“A new two-way link road will also be built as part of the work between the Great Western Highway and the Prospect Highway.

“A right turn lane will be installed from Stoddart Road, a third southbound lane built between the Stoddart Road intersection and the Great Western Highway eastbound entry ramp.

“New traffic lights, a pedestrian footpath and kerb side bus lanes will also be installed to improve safety.

“A new roundabout will be installed at the intersection of Keyworth Drive and Hadrian Avenue and the right turn lane into St Martins Crescent.

“New footpaths will be installed along the southern side of Blacktown Road between Hollydale Place and Prospect Highway and on the eastern side of the Prospect Highway between Lancelot Street and Blacktown Road.

“Three new sections of shared path will be installed between the upgraded pedestrian underpass and old Church Lane shared path on the western side of the Prospect Highway and Keyne Street.

“Roads and Maritime will continue to inform the community as planning progresses to the next stage,” the spokesperson said.

CONTACT: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit:  8588 5999

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