Motorists encouraged to plan ahead for temporary closure of Castlereagh Road next month
28 November 2019
Motorists are advised to plan ahead for the temporary closure of a section of Castlereagh Road next month as part of the Mulgoa Road, Penrith upgrade.
A Transport for NSW spokesperson said work is powering ahead on the $105 million upgrade which will provide better road connections to the Penrith city centre and ease congestion at key intersections.
"Crews have been hard at work since December last year to upgrade the section between Union Road and Museum Drive, which carries 45,000 vehicles each day," the spokesperson said.
"As part of the upgrade, the existing rail underpass is being widened to provide three through lanes in each direction, which means the existing rail bridge needs to be replaced.
"Crews are now ready to install the new rail bridge next month which means a section of Castlereagh Road and the Blue Mountains Line will be closed between Penrith and Bathurst for up to five days for work to be carried out safely.
"Work will be carried out to remove the existing rail bridge and replace it with a new bridge."
The spokesperson said to safely carry out this work, Castlereagh Road will be closed between Jane Street and Thornton Drive from 10pm Wednesday 25 to 5am Tuesday 31 December.
"Crews will be working around the clock to remove the existing bridge, using excavators and other machinery to clear the way for the new bridge,” the spokesperson said.
"Once the existing bridge is removed, the new bridge will be loaded onto specialised equipment and carefully driven into place.
"While the work is carried out, motorists will be detoured via Andrews Road, The Northern Road and Jane Street.
"Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead, allow plenty of extra travel time and avoid the area if possible."
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