|Funding Programme:||Investment Road and Rail Programme
|Expected Start/Finish:||9 March 2015 - Early 2017
|Estimated Project Cost:||$65,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$30,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Penrith City Council
This project involves the upgrade of Kent Road and Gipps Street to a four lane dual carriageway linking the Great Western Highway and the M4 Motorway with east facing entry and exit ramps on the M4. This project will also upgrade four existing intersections on Caddens Road, Sunflower Drive South, Sunflower Drive North and the Great Western Highway.
The project will deliver a range of benefits including:
- providing additional north-south road capacity for the growing population of Western Sydney, relieving congestion in existing corridors such as The Northern Road and Mamre Road;
- improving access for freight from the St Marys industrial areas to the M4 Motorway and Great Western Highway;
- providing infrastructure for bus services; and
- providing shared off-road pedestrian and cycle facilities.
The total cost of the project is $65 million. The Australian Government is providing $30 million and the NSW Government is providing $35 million towards the construction of this project.
The construction contract was awarded to Burton Contractors Pty Limited on 21 January 2015. Construction commenced on 9 March 2015. The project is expected to be completed in early 2017.
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Project details last updated: 21/02/2017