Aerial view of The Northern Road - Stage 3

The Northern Road upgrade, Glenmore Parkway to Jamison Road

The Australian and NSW governments are upgrading The Northern Road as part of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan (WSIP), a $4.1 billion road investment program.

Latest news

JUL 2020

JUL 2020The Northern Road and Glenmore Parkway intersection closure

Transport for NSW is temporarily closing access to Glenmore Parkway and Wentworth Road, Orchard Hills for 56 hours from 8pm Friday 10 July, reopening to traffic at 4am Monday 13 July, weather permitting.

For more information about the closure and detours please read our latest closure notification letter (PDF, 318Kb).

Night work and M4 ramp closures

The westbound on ramp and eastbound off ramp at the M4 Motorway will be temporarily closed at the same time over four weekends to continue work on upgrading the ramps at the M4 interchange.

This work will be carried out between 8pm Friday 3 July and 9am Sunday 16 August, weather permitting.

We will only be working Fridays and Saturdays and our night work hours will be from 8pm to 8am.

For more information about the closure and detours please read our notification letter (PDF, 285Kb).

Tukara Road Closure

From 9pm Saturday 30 May, access to Tukara Road from The Northern Road will be closed, for a period of around six weeks.

Project information

The Northern Road upgrade will deliver 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. It would also improve safety, increase road capacity and reduce congestion and travel times in the future.

This upgrade covers about 4 kilometres between Glenmore Parkway, Glenmore Park and Jamison Road, South Penrith. It is planned to generally follow the existing road alignment.

  • Contractor: Lendlease
  • Start of major construction: mid-2017
  • Expected completion date: 2020
  • Project value (of all 6 sections of The Northern Road): $1.6 billion
  • Funding source: Australian and NSW governments

If you live along this route there may be changes to how you access your property. To see these changes, please visit our interactive portal.

The benefits of The Northern Road upgrade:

  • Improving travel times by:
    • Increasing the number of lanes along The Northern Road
    • Removing a set of traffic lights at the M4 Interchange
    • Providing additional turning lanes at some intersections
  • Allowing for reliable public transport by providing a continuous kerbside bus lane in each direction
  • Improving safety for pedestrians and cyclists by providing a new shared path
  • Improving connectivity for pedestrians by providing new footpaths
  • Improving road safety by:
    • Providing a central median to separate opposing traffic flows
    • Installing new traffic lights at two existing intersections
    • Providing separate turning lanes at some intersections
    • Improving the alignment of the road
  • Improving local access by providing an extension of Cross Road to Wentworth Road
  • Mitigating traffic noise impacts by providing two new noise barriers.

Key features of The Northern Road upgrade include:

  • Widening The Northern Road to provide four lanes in each direction (three general traffic lanes and a kerbside bus lane)
  • Building a new bridge over the M4 Motorway with the existing bridge to be removed
  • Installing new traffic lights and turning lanes at some intersections
  • Providing continuous bus lanes in each direction
  • Installing a central median
  • Providing a new shared pedestrian and cyclist path and footpaths
  • Installing new street lighting, drainage, safety barriers and landscaping
  • Installing new retaining walls
  • Installing two new noise barriers

We have awarded the design and construction contract to Lendlease. Work started in mid-2017 and it is expected that the road will be open to traffic by 2020.

We will continue to provide updates to the community as the project progresses.

All feedback received during the display of the concept design and REF was considered by the project team. A submissions report is available for download that summarises the submissions received and the intended project outcome.

Cyclist detour map

Launch the interactive portal to find out more and submit questions or comments.

View or download a map of The Northern Road cyclist detour.


Project documents

Community updates

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April 2020

Upcoming traffic changes in South Penrith.

April 2020

Extended closure of Frogmore Road.

April 2020

Night work and traffic changes on Homestead Road, Orchard Hills.

March 2020

Night work and traffic changes on Jamison Road, South Penrith.

March 2020

Night work and temporary closure of Frogmore Road.

March 2020

Night work and ramp closures on the M4 Motorway westbound at The Northern Road.

August 2018

The Northern Road Upgrade between Glenmore Parkway, Glenmore Park and Jamison Road, South Penrith.

January 2018

Between Glenmore Parkway, Glenmore Park and Jamison Road, South Penrith.

June 2017

The Northern Road Upgrade between Glenmore Parkway, Glenmore Park and Jamison Road, South Penrith.

October 2016

The Northern Road Upgrade between Glenmore Parkway, Glenmore Park and Jamison Road, South Penrith.



Contact us

Construction contact

For construction information contact:

Phone: 1800 870 665


WSIP contact

For further information about this project:

Contact us online

Phone: 1800 703 457 (toll free)


Mail: Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, PO Box 973 Parramatta CBD NSW 2124

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