Richmond Road upgrade from Elara Boulevard to Heritage Road

The NSW Government is planning the upgrade of Richmond Road from Elara Boulevard to Heritage Road.

The NSW Government has proposed a road network to support the forecast growth in the North West Growth Area. Over the next ten years, 33,000 homes will be in the area and once fully developed, the area will be home to around 250,000 people.

Richmond Road has been upgraded from two lanes to four lanes between the M7 Motorway and Elara Boulevard.

Roads and Maritime Services is proposing to continue the Richmond Road upgrade from Elara Boulevarde to Heritage Road. The upgrade would provide safer and improved access to fast growing residential developments in the Marsden Park precinct and future commercial and residential developments in Marsden Park North precinct.

Current view of intersection at Richmond Road and Elara Boulevard
Current view of intersection at Richmond Road and Elara Boulevard

Updates and announcements

Community information sessions

Roads and Maritime is seeking community feedback to help inform our future road plans in the North West Growth Area. We will host three community information sessions where you can ask the project teams questions and seek further information about proposed road upgrades. A formal presentation will not be given so please feel free to drop in any time at one of the following sessions:

  • Saturday 27 July 2019, Schofields Community Centre, 65 Railway Terrace, Schofields between 10am and 2pm
  • Tuesday 30 July 2019, Schofields Community Centre, 65 Railway Terrace, Schofields between 4pm and 7pm
  • Thursday 1 August 2019, Riverstone Sports Centre, 15 Hamilton Street, Riverstone between 4pm and 7pm.

If you are unable to attend one of the information sessions, you can contact us to discuss or arrange another time that is suitable to meet. To join the mailing list please contact the project team.

Please provide your comments by 16 August 2019.

Project background

Roads and Maritime Services completed the upgrade of Richmond Road between M7 Motorway and Garfield Road West in 2016. The next stage of work, between Elara Boulevard and Heritage Road, is currently being planned to meet the current and projected traffic volumes.

Richmond Road provides an important north-south link through an area of north-west Sydney set to undergo significant land-use and transport changes, including rapid population and employment growth over the next 20 years and beyond.

Features

  • Widening 900 metres of Richmond Road from two lanes to four lanes (two lanes in each direction).
  • Wide central median for future widening of the road to six lanes, if needed.
  • New traffic lights 800 metres north west of Elara Boulevard.
  • Provide bus bays and bus priority lanes at the main intersection.

Benefits

The benefits of the Richmond Road upgrade would include:

  • signalised intersections providing safer conditions for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians
  • an improved connection between the Marsden Park and Blacktown
  • enhanced facilities for active transport
  • better drainage

Next steps

Roads and Maritime is continuing planning and field investigation work to prepare the strategic design. Below is an outline of the stages of the project and where we are now.

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