Richmond Road upgrade open to traffic four years early
Richmond Road has been widened from two lanes to a four-lane divided road with a central median. There is provision for the road to be further widened to six lanes in the future.
Other features include:
- off-road shared paths to increase safety for pedestrians and cyclists
- upgraded intersections with new traffic lights
- realignment of the Garfield Road West intersection.
The upgrade has been completed in two stages over three-and-a-half years. The final stage involved the upgrade between Townson Road and Elara Boulevarde.
Premier Mike Baird said the road upgrades were delivered four years ahead of schedule, before new residents and business moved in to the area.
“Families moving into this fast-growing region deserve infrastructure that makes their lives as easy possible,” Mr Baird said.
Roads Minister Duncan Gay said Richmond Road was a vital connector between new employment and housing lands at Marsden Park with the M7.
“Richmond Road used to be a single lane in each direction so this upgrade was absolutely essential to support Sydney’s newest suburbs,” Mr Gay said.
More than 70,000 new homes will be built in Schofields, Riverstone and Marsden Park.
The $340 million Schofields Road upgrade is under construction and due for completion in mid-2018.