Community invited to have a say on Mulgoa Road Upgrade

29 August 2018

The proposed upgrade of Mulgoa Road at Jamisontown is one step closer with the review of environmental factors for the project now on display.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the community is invited to provide feedback on the future upgrade which will improve traffic for the thousands of motorists who travel through Penrith each day.

“The NSW and Australian governments are planning ahead for the future of Western Sydney to ensure road users are better connected with their homes as well as key employment and recreation areas across the region,” the spokesperson said.

“The review of environmental factors for the upgrade of Mulgoa Road between Jeanette Street at Regentville and Blaikie Road at Jamisontown will be on display until late September, giving the community a chance to provide feedback on the proposed upgrades.

“The NSW and Australian governments have committed $100 million to fast track the first stage of the essential upgrade.

“The upgrade would involve widening Mulgoa Road to three lanes in each direction to improve travel times, upgrading a number of key intersection and the M4 Motorway interchange as well as installing noise and retaining walls.

“Pedestrians and cyclists would also benefit from increased safety and better connectivity with the installation of new shared paths.”

The spokesperson said the number of residents living in Western Sydney is expected to almost double by 2036 so work is being carried out now to support the expected future growth in this booming region.

“Work is continuing on plans to upgrade the remainder of the corridor which has been divided into short, medium, and long term work,” the spokesperson said.

“Plans are moving ahead on the Jane Street upgrade near Penrith station, with major work expected to start next year.

“Western Sydney is one of the fastest-growing employment and residential hubs in the country so vital infrastructure is being developed now for future generations.”

The community is invited to attend drop-in sessions on Monday 3 September, Saturday 8 September and Saturday 15 September at various locations to speak with the project team, provide feedback and learn more about the upgrade.

Feedback on the review of environmental factors is invited until Friday 21 September and will be considered when finalising the proposal.

Comments on the proposed upgrade of Mulgoa Road between Regentville and Jamisontown can be provided by emailing mulgoaroadupgrade@rms.nsw.gov.au or in writing to Mulgoa Road Jamisontown upgrade, Roads and Maritime Services, PO Box 973, Parramatta CBD NSW 2124.

The review of environmental factors and information session locations can be found on the project page.

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