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Richmond Bridge duplication and traffic improvements

The Australian and NSW Governments have allocated $250 million to deliver traffic improvements including an additional bridge between Richmond and North Richmond area.

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NOV 2019

NOV 2019Community information sessions – route investigations

Roads and Maritime Services is holding two community information sessions where the project team will be available to discuss the work being done on the route investigations, answer your questions and take your feedback.

Session 1

Location: North Richmond Community Centre - 33 William Street, North Richmond
Time: Wednesday 4 December 5pm - 7pm

Session 2

Location: Richmond Community Services Inc. - 20 West Market Street, Richmond
Time: Saturday 7 December 10am - 12pm

Project information

The bridge between Richmond and North Richmond provides a vital crossing of the Hawkesbury River, and carries an average of 31,000 vehicles per day with a single lane in each direction.

In 2013, Roads and Maritime Services prepared the Richmond Bridge and approaches congestion study: preferred short term and long term options report. The study identified the need for additional bridge capacity and three intersections upgrades to improve travel times and journey time reliability and provide for future growth.

So far we have:

  • upgraded the intersection of Kurrajong Road and Old Kurrajong Road
  • upgraded the intersection of Bells Line of Road and Grose Vale Road
  • started pre-construction work to upgrade the intersection of March Street and Bosworth Street.

We are now investigating potential routes to duplicate Richmond Bridge to further improve traffic conditions in North Richmond and Richmond.

The benefits of the Richmond Bridge Duplication and traffic improvements could include: 

  • providing a longer term solution to help in reducing congestion around the Richmond area.
  • reducing travel times
  • improving journey time reliability for public transport
  • improving active transport connections
  • improving flood resilience for residents in Richmond and North Richmond.

Community and stakeholder input is a key component of the project and Roads and Maritime is keen to hear local information and feedback as part of the early planning process.

In 2019 we formed a Community Working Group to play a key role in providing local knowledge to assist in developing a range of potential routes for the proposal. This group has been identified from key stakeholders within the community, and is made up of local community, business, environmental, heritage and flood advisory groups.

Feedback and comments will be taken at our community information sessions, via our online interactive map and the project team will also be available via phone and email.

  1. As the project progresses, more information about the project, including how and when to provide feedback will continue to be posted on this page.

Following community information sessions in December 2019, Roads and Maritime will develop an options report that will be released in 2020. There will be opportunities to provide feedback on the options report, before the preferred option is selected.

Process

  1. Early planning stage
  2. Investigate potential options - WE ARE HERE
  3. Invite community comments on options report
  4. Announce preferred option
  5. Concept design and environmental assessment
  6. Invite community comments on concept design and environmental assessment
  7. Detailed design*
  8. Construction*

*Subject to planning approval and funding release

 

Project documents

Project notifications

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November 2019 community update

Richmond Bridge duplication and traffic improvements route investigation.

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March 2019 project notification

Richmond Bridge duplication and traffic improvements investigations continuing.

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December 2018 project notification

Richmond Bridge duplication and traffic improvements investigations underway.

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Contact us

For any information regarding the project please contact the project team.

Email: richmondbridge@rms.nsw.gov.au

Phone: 1800 370 778.

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