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Hawkesbury River Third Crossing

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2022 - Late 2026
Estimated Project Cost:$500,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$400,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Hawkesbury City Council

Project Description

This project will deliver a new bridge crossing the Hawkesbury River between Richmond and North Richmond, bypasses of both town centres, and road upgrades.


The project will:

  • improve accessibility, connectivity and travel times
  • increase road capacity
  • improve road safety
  • increase flood immunity


The Australian Government has committed up to $400 million towards the project.


Planning is underway with construction expected to commence in late 2022 and is expected to be completed in late 2026.

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Project details last updated: 27/01/2022