First stage of Campbelltown Road upgrade now open
26 March 2020
Motorists can now enjoy a smoother and safer journey along Campbelltown Road between East Town Centre Road and new MacDonald Road, with the upgraded section now open.
A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the NSW Government provided $76 million for the upgrade to accelerate the delivery of better road infrastructure and support housing growth in the Macarthur region.
“This is fantastic news for the thousands of motorists who travel along Campbelltown Road each day,” the spokesperson said.
“This upgrade will improve the way motorists travel along Campbelltown Road and provide safer and faster access to Bardia and Edmonson Park.
“This upgraded stretch of Campbelltown Road has increased capacity for expected future traffic growth and will improve travel times for all users.”
The spokesperson said around 94,000 man hours of work has been carried out since July 2018 to widen a section of the busy road to two lanes in each direction.
“Three key intersections have also been upgraded, with traffic lights installed at the intersections with new MacDonald Road, Soldiers Parade and East Town Centre Road which will improve safety for road users,” the spokesperson said.
“A shared pedestrian and cyclist path has also been built to support our active communities.”
The spokesperson said funding for the upgrade has been provided as part of the Housing Acceleration Fund, which provides funding for infrastructure such as roads, transport, water and electricity to accelerate housing supply.
“This newly opened section of Campbelltown Road will help to will support the accelerated delivery of up to 6000 new homes in Edmondson Park and 14,000 across the wider South West Growth Area,” the spokesperson said.
“Providing critical infrastructure ahead of the growth in housing is good planning and a priority of this government.
“This upgrade is just another step towards building better connections for the growing Campbelltown and Macarthur communities.
“As more land for housing is released, the NSW Government is ensuring all roads and public transport can provide connectivity for these new communities.”