Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Richmond Bridge

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2015 - Mid 2019
Estimated Project Cost:$29,298,988
Australian Government Contribution:$20,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Hawkesbury City Council

Project Description

This project involved the investigation into both short-term and long-term options to address congestion on Richmond Bridge and its approach roads and two intersection improvements on the approaches to Richmond Bridge:

  • Bells Line of Road/Grose Vale Road/Terrace Road
  • Kurrajong Road/Old Kurrajong Road/Yarramundi Lane


The study informed short-term and long-term options to resolve congestion issues and improve traffic flow in the area.

The intersection upgrades improved the major east-west movement of traffic on Bells Line of Road and Kurrajong Road for the short to medium term.


The Australian Government contributed $20 million.


The study was carried out in two stages. Stage 1 investigations into options for short-term improvements were undertaken by Hyder Consulting and Stage 2 investigations into options for longer-term improvements were undertaken by SMEC. The final report, which includes a recommendation to reserve a road corridor for a future upgrade of Richmond Bridge, was released to the public on 31 July 2013.

Construction of the intersection improvements commenced in early 2015 and was completed in mid-2019.

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Project details last updated: 24/03/2021