Work ramps up on the Northern Road upgrade
28 September 2018
The Northern Road upgrade between Glenmore Parkway at Glenmore Park and Jamison Road at South Penrith is progressing well, with work almost complete on the new M4 Motorway westbound off ramp.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said this work is being carried out as part of the Australian Government’s $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan which is delivering new and upgraded roads to support integrated transport in the region and capitalise on the economic benefits from developing the Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek.
“The Australian and NSW governments are continuing to build for the future and provide western Sydney residents with new and upgraded roads,” the spokesperson said.
“Roads and Maritime is continuing to make progress on The Northern Road upgrade, with the new bridge across the M4 to be completed by early next year.
“As part of work on this important bridge, the existing westbound off ramp at the M4 interchange with The Northern Road will be closed for three nights at the start of October to allow work to be carried out safely and minimise impacts on road users.
“Work will involve earthwork, constructing drainage and road pavement, asphalting, relocating street lights as well as installing and adjusting temporary barriers and signage and line marking.”
The spokesperson said the existing westbound off ramp at The Northern Road will be closed between 9pm and 8am on Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October to minimise impacts to motorists.
“While work is carried out, motorists will be detoured via Gipps Street and the Great Western Highway which may add extra travel time to all trips,” the spokesperson said.
“Motorists will be able to travel along the new westbound off ramp in the coming weeks which will improve capacity at The Northern Road interchange and traffic flow on the M4 Motorway.
“This will be the first part of the upgrade between Glenmore Parkway and Jamison Road to open to traffic which is exciting news for motorists and the community who have been watching this project take shape since June last year.
“The community and motorists are thanked for their patience while work on the upgrade is carried out.”
The spokesperson advised motorists to drive to the conditions, plan ahead and follow the direction of signs and traffic control.
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For more information about the upgrade, visit the project page.