|Funding Programme:||Investment Road and Rail Programme
|Expected Start/Finish:||September 2015 - December 2016
|Estimated Project Cost:||$17,531,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$17,531,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Campbelltown City Council
Local Roads Package
The Australian Government, in partnership with the New South Wales (NSW) Government, has announced a ten-year road investment programme of over $3.6 billion for western Sydney. This programme includes a $200 million funding package for upgrades to locally important roads, and is part of the Australian Government’s plan to build the infrastructure of the 21st century and grow the NSW economy.
The Local Roads Package will enable the Australian Government to fund a range of works that will improve local transport connections and support the communities of western Sydney around the airport. This package will fund a range of road upgrades which would have the greatest benefits for local communities by increasing safety and improving traffic flows.
Eagle Vale Drive Upgrade
The project includes:
- widening of existing Eagle Vale Drive to four lanes from existing two lanes;
- kerb and gutter on both sides of the road;
- central median partially landscaped and partially concrete;
- shared pathway to connect to the regional routes;
- roundabouts and other traffic facilities at the intersections;
- energy efficient street lighting;
- utilities relocations;
- storm water drainage with water quality improvement devices; and
The project will achieve the following objectives:
- improved traffic flow to and from the M31 Motorway.
- provide direct links between the national transport network and the proposed Western Sydney Airport. This link will be used by air travel passengers, employees and freight.
- provide direct public transport links to the commuter rail network.
- provide a critical alternate east west connection to the heavily used Narellan Road. This will provide reduced travel time, pollution and reduced economic losses due to delayed access and interruptions.
- alternate emergency services access to and from the South West Priority Growth Area and Campbelltown Regional Hospital.
- improved safety by the reduction of road congestion and therefore the number of crashes;
- increased capacity through the provision of four lanes.
- provide an alternate effective transport mode and regional cycle connection to the national transport network (rail and road). The shared pathway will also provide connectivity between Macarthur Local Government areas and beyond to the future airport.
- increased amenity for local residents with better traffic flow and enhanced safety.
- increased opportunities for local businesses with improved transport access to and from the Campbelltown shopping precinct.
- reduction in travel times will reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
The Australian Government is fully funding this $17.5 million project.
Construction commenced on 15 September 2015 and was completed on 15 December 2016.
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Project details last updated: 11/01/2017