Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan - Local Roads Package
- Written by Adam Gatt Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
The Australian Government is funding a $200 million Local Roads Package as part of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan linked to the development of the Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek.
Erskine Park Road upgrade - project update
Construction works on Erskine Park Road has now commenced.
The southbound turn lane into Explorers Way at the intersection of Explorers Way and Erskine Park Road has now reopened to traffic.
The new traffic signals are expected to be operational in April 2021 (weather permitting).
- Coonawarra to Bennett Road night works and traffic signal activation - May 2021
- Explorers Way night works and traffic signal activation - May 2021
- Caddens Road Works Notification No. 4 White Cedar Avenue
- Erskine Park Road start of work notification
- Erskine Park Road overview map
- Erskine Park Road Pedestrian Detour Map
- Erskine Park Road FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
Erskine Park Road will be widened to a four lane dual carriageway between Bennett Road and Explorers Way to join the existing four lane sections towards the M4 Motorway and Swallow Drive. Four intersections will be up upgraded along Erskine Park Road:
- Erskine Park Road and Bennett Road – installation of new traffic signals
- Erskine Park Road and Peppertree Drive – upgrade to a new seagull intersection
- Erskine Park Road and Coonawarra Drive – upgrade to a new seagull intersection
- Erskine Park Road and Explorers Way – installation of new traffic signals
New shared user paths will be constructed between Coonawarra Drive and Illawarra Drive.
The Erskine Park Road Upgrade will be completed by early 2021, weather permitting.
With changed traffic conditions and construction equipment now operating, it is not safe to maintain the current footpaths and laneway access points along Erskine Park Road.
How will I be affected by these changes?
Pedestrian safety is a key priority and pedestrian crossings through construction zones are strongly discouraged. For safe crossing of Erskine Park Road, pedestrians and cyclist should use the signalised Swallow Drive crossing point until the works in those zones are completed. The detours in place will provide a much safer journey.
All existing bus routes will remain in operation during the construction phase.
Temporary closures of the bus stop on Erskine Park Road (near Omega Place and Halifax Court) will be in place for the entire construction phase. Alternate bus stops are located nearby on Bennett Road and Peppertree Drive.
The construction contractor will continue to consult with the bus operator and Transport for NSW during construction to minimise disturbance and impacts on bus operations. The community will be informed of all impacts and changes before they happen.
Roads and Maritime require construction contractors to use noise management measures as set out in the Roads and Maritime Environment Noise management standards and guidelines.
Noisy construction will be managed under these guidelines to reduce the impact on the community. Local residents will be given advance notice in advance of any planned noisy or night work.
There are no noise barriers being constructed.
The purpose of this project is to improve safety and traffic efficiency at intersections along Erskine Park Road and to improve accessibility for the St Clair and Erskine Park communities. There is currently no scope to mitigate the existing traffic noise within this project.
The RMS (Roads and Maritime Services) currently operates a noise abatement program which addresses existing traffic noise impacts from State and Federal roads in NSW. The Noise Abatement Program is funded by the NSW Government and is delivered by Roads and Maritime Services. The Noise Abatement Program provides noise mitigation treatment for homes and places such as schools, hospitals and churches where there is very high traffic noise. Further details of this program can be found at https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/about/environment/reducing-noise/noise-abatement-program.html or by contacting RMS on 131 782.
Traffic changes will be in place to ensure the work zones are safe for road users and workers. The speed limit on Erskine Park Road between Explorers Way and Swallow Drive has been reduced to 60 km/h, 24 hours a day, seven days a week until project completion.
Erskine Park Road near Explorers Road may also require a reduced speed limit to 60km/h commencing early 2019.
Speed limits will be reduced to 40 km/h during any night work.
Work will be carried out during standard construction hours between 7.00am and 6.00pm from Monday to Friday and between 8.00am and 1.00pm on Saturday. We will notify you of any work outside these standard hours.
Caddens Road Upgrade - Claremont Meadows
Funding has been allocated for Penrith City Council to upgrade Caddens Road in Claremont Meadows. The $12.5 million upgrade is fully funded by the Australian Government.
Community consultation has been completed and construction works are scheduled to commence in early 2021.
Key features of the proposed upgrade:
- Widening of Caddens Road from Gipps Street / Kent Road to Caddens Hill Sport & Recreation Precinct (west of Heaton Avenue) to provide 3.2m wide travel lanes in each direction – approx. 750m road corridor in total.
- Construction of a cantilever structure to the north for the culvert at Claremont Creek to provide 2.5m wide shared user path for the entire length of the upgrade.
- Construction of a single lane mountable roundabout at the intersection of Caddens Road and White Cedar Av for traffic calming.
- Installation of new bus stop and bus shelters.
- Adjustment, relocation and protection of utilities and Installation of new street lights.
Key benefits of the proposed upgrade:
- Providing better connectivity to the east to maximise travel time saving brought about by the recently upgraded Kent Road and Gipps St
- Improved collector road link to Bringelly Road to the west to support future land release and growth in the surrounding areas.
- Better access to Western Sydney Airport via Bringelly Road and The Northern Road.
- Improving road safety and drive quality.
- Improving pedestrian and cyclist access and Improving lighting in the area to cater for expected increase in pedestrian and cyclist activities at night.