Urban Infrastructure Minister Alan Tudge said the improved road would support integrated transport in the region.
“The Australian Government has committed $1.2 billion towards the Northern Road upgrade and we are getting on with the job of delivering new and improved transport for the residents and motorists of Western Sydney,” Mr. Tudge said.
Mr. Tudge said the upgrade would also improve access, safety and travel times for road freight in Sydney’s west and southwest.
Works include upgrading 3.6 kilometres of existing two-lane road to deliver a four-lane divided road, upgrading 2.5 kilometres of local arterial roads and adjusting public utilities.
The upgrade is part of the NSW Government’s $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure plan, which aims to improve the region’s community infrastructure and road network.
New South Wales Roads Minister Andrew Constance said once complete, the entire 35 kilometre upgrade will provide a high-quality connection with the M7 and M12 motorways and support Western Sydney’s growing population.