The New South Wales Government is investing a further $480 million in major upgrades to Mamre and Mulgoa roads in Western Sydney to improve safety and reduce travel times.
A 3.8-kilometre section of Mamre road between the M4 Motorway and Erskine Park Road will be upgraded to a four-lane dual carriageway with a $220 million boost.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the project will transform the existing two-lane undivided road to provide a safer, higher-capacity link. The works will also future proof the road, allowing another two lanes to be added down the track.
The state government’s remaining $260 million investment is being used for upgrades to Mulgoa Road, from Jeanette Street to Glenmore Parkway and Jamison Road to Blaikie Road.
The initial stages in the expansion of Mulgoa Road are already underway, jointly funded with the Federal Government, to increase capacity from four to six lanes between Union Road and Museum Drive.
“Mulgoa Road carries 3,800 vehicles per hour during the morning and afternoon peak. This project will tackle congestion and delays along Mulgoa Road during the peaks,” Ms. Berejiklian said.
Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres said Mulgoa Road was an important connection for the Penrith community.
“Mulgoa Road is the spine of the local road network and every single person in Penrith knows it needs to be wider,” Mr. Ayres said.
“We have just started widening Castlereagh Road underneath the rail-line and today’s additional investment will accelerate the widening of Mulgoa Road by many years.
“This will reduce congestion and better prepare Penrith for the future.”