Motorists encouraged to plan ahead for temporary road closures across Penrith Region

15 August 2019

Motorists are advised of upcoming road closures on The Northern Road and Castlereagh Road from late August as part of work on major road upgrades in the area.

A Transport for NSW spokesperson said work is continuing to deliver the important upgrades which will provide easier, faster and safer travel for motorists in Western Sydney once complete.

“A section of The Northern Road will be temporarily closed between Glenmore Parkway and Elizabeth Drive in late August to safely install a large water main across the width of the road,” the spokesperson said.

“While work is carried out, motorists will be detoured via Park Road, Mulgoa Road and the M4 Motorway. A secondary detour will also be available via Mamre Road, Luddenham Road and Elizabeth Drive.”

The spokesperson said the temporary closure of a section of The Northern Road will be in place from 8pm Friday 23 to 4am Monday 26 August, weather permitting.

“Motorists should allow an extra 20 minutes of travel time while The Northern Road is temporarily closed and are encouraged to plan ahead,” the spokesperson said.

“In particular, motorists should allow extra travel time between 9am and 2pm on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August.”

The spokesperson said motorists should also plan ahead for the temporary closure of Castlereagh Road between Jane Street and Thornton Drive in early September.

“Castlereagh Road will be temporarily closed from 10pm Friday 6 to 5am Monday 9 September, weather permitting,” the spokesperson said.

“This full closure will allow essential work to be carried out ahead of the new bridge being installed in December.

“During the closure, motorists will be detoured via The Northern Road to Andrews Road on the northern side and Jane Street on the southern side of the railway line.

“Alternative access to Museum Drive will be available via Combewood Avenue for access to the Museum of Fire.”

The spokesperson said motorists are expected to experience the longest delay times on Saturday 7 September between 10am and 3pm and are encouraged to avoid the area or travel outside the busiest time.

“Access for local residents, pedestrians, cyclists and emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times during the closures,” the spokesperson said.

“Road work signs and traffic controllers will guide road users through the temporary changes and detours while they are in place.

“The community and motorists will continue to be updated about the upcoming changes in the area and are thanked for their patience while work is carried out.”

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