The Badgally Road duplication project is due to start early this year and will widen 1.3 kilometres of the major road from two lanes to four lanes between Eagle Vale Drive and Northern Steyne Road in Campbelltown.
Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said the project would cater for the area’s expected increase in population.
“This project will better connect Western Sydney residents with the health, education and commercial services available in the city,” Mr Tudge said.
“Projects such as this will ensure that we have the infrastructure necessary to meet the requirements of an expanding population in south west Sydney.
“The upgrade of Badgally Road will provide key linkages to the Western Parkland City, the Western Sydney Airport and Aerotropolis.”
Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator Marise Payne, said the project would help future-proof the needs of south western Sydney.
“Badgally Road is a major arterial route which carries a large volume of traffic so this upgrade is especially needed to meet the needs of the growing Campbelltown community,” Senator Payne said.
“Our government is investing in road projects like these across western Sydney because we understand that modern roads cut commute times and bust congestion.
“By getting the appropriate road infrastructure in place, our government is working hard to prepare the region for the opportunities that will flow from the Western Sydney Airport and its surrounding precincts.”
Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said the upgrade will support the growing population across the region travelling to and from our city to connect them with the health, education and commercial services available in Campbelltown and enhance connectivity.
“We are the southern gateway to the new Western Parkland City that is undergoing a significant transformation,’’ he said.
“The upgrade of Badgally Road will provide key linkages to the Western Sydney Airport and Aerotropolis,” Cr Brticevic said.
“Projects such as this will ensure that we have the infrastructure necessary to meet the requirements of our rapidly expanding population,” he said.
Plans to bring part of the works program near Blairmount Public School forward to the summer holidays will now be done during the school holidays.
“We have identified that construction near the school may be disruptive for students, teachers and parents and we will schedule works near the school, out of school hours and during the school holidays where possible,” Cr Brticevic said.
Tenders will be called this month and construction is expected to start in April and be completed by late 2020, weather permitting.