Intersection upgrade Showground Road and Carrington Road, Castle Hill

The Australian Government and NSW Governments are jointly funding upgrades on Showground Road, Castle Hill to improve the reliability and efficiency of bus services in the area, while easing congestion and improving safety for all road users. These upgrades will also improve access to the Hills Showground Station.

Latest news

JUL 2022

JUL 2022We are opening the newly built lanes to traffic!

With the project in its final stage, we continue to work hard to deliver this upgrade as soon as possible. Here’s our progress.

Project percentages

  • 95% - 32 driveways have been completed
  • 90% - 670 metres of new stormwater pipes have been installed
  • 80% - 800 metres of shared path have been completed
  • 70% - 1100 metres of kerb and gutter have been built

Check out our project update notification (PDF, 587Kb) for the updated map of the project area.

JUN 2022

JUN 2022We are on track!

In May, we fast tracked works with the shutdowns of Carrington Road and productive night work. We are back on schedule to complete the project in August 2022.

Project progress

Check out our June/July project update notification (PDF, 466Kb) for more information.

APR 2022

APR 2022Weekend road closures: Carrington Road

March was one of our wettest months since starting this project. We planned to complete the pavement areas in front of the driveways on Showground Road but have been on hold for most of the month due to extreme weather conditions. The team has been managing the rainwater day and night to ensure the drainage system is capable of handling the heavy rain.

With the current rain impacts, we will be taking the opportunity to fast track some construction activities by closing Carrington Road between Showground Road and Middleton Avenue.

The closures will take place:

  • 5pm Friday 29 April to 5am Monday 2 May 2022, weather permitting
  • 5pm Friday 13 May to 5am Monday 16 May 2022, weather permitting
  • 5pm Friday 27 April to 5am Monday 30 May 2022, weather permitting

View the April 2022 project notification (PDF, 565Kb) for more information on the road closures.

We’re almost there! Check out our progress!

This project features complex upgrades like road widening, new bus lanes and pedestrian footpaths, relocating utility services and building a new water drainage system. This work takes time to complete, but we are working hard to deliver this upgrade as soon as possible.

Project completion percentages

  • 100% complete - 40 metres of underground water utility relocation works
  • 90% complete - Utility relocation works
  • 75% complete - New stormwater drainage: 550 metres of new pipes 44 new stormwater pits
  • 70% complete - 260 metres of new concrete pavement on Showground Road

Please contact the project team if you require further details

MAR 2022

MAR 2022Latest update

Due to extreme weather conditions, there have been delays with the scheduled work activities. Please contact the project team if you require further details.

Transport for NSW will continue work to upgrade Showground Road and Carrington Road, Castle Hill between 1 March 2022 and 31 May 2022.

Check out our March 2022 quarterly update notification (PDF, 401Kb) for more information.

DEC 2021

DEC 2021Community update

View or download the December 2021 quarterly update notification (PDF, 401Kb).

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Project information

Transport invited feedback in June 2017 on proposed bus infrastructure improvements at the intersection of Showground Road, Castle Hill.

We received responses from 29 community members. Key areas of interest for community members included general project support, stakeholder and community consultation, proposal design and scope, environmental considerations, project justification and cost.

Work on this project began in November 2020 and will be completed in August 2022.

The upgrade at the intersections of Showground Road is part of a $240 million investment by the Australian and NSW Governments to fast-track 11 congestion busting projects as part of the plan to stimulate the economy as it recovers from COVID-19.

  • widening the north side of Showground Road to provide two eastbound through lanes and an additional right turn lane into Carrington Road
  • installing a westbound bus lane along Showground Road about 60 metres either side of intersection with De Clambe Drive
  • adding a dedicated westbound left turn lane, buses excepted, on Showground Road into Carrington Road
  • widening the west side of Carrington Road at the approach to Showground Road to three lanes to provide two right turn lanes into Showground Road eastbound and a left turn lane into Showground Road westbound
  • upgrading the intersection of Showground Road and Carrington Road with new traffic islands and new traffic lights with signalised pedestrian crossing
  • upgrading the intersection of Showground Road and De Clambe Drive with new medians on either side of the intersection and new traffic lights with a signalised pedestrian crossing
  • providing a 2.5 metre wide concrete footpath along the northern side of Showground Road
  • maintaining the 1.5 metre wide footpath along the southern side of Showground Road to the east of Carrington Road and maintaining the existing 2.5 metre existing shared user path on the western side of Carrington Road
  • relocating the utility services
  • upgrading the existing stormwater drainage system to improve the drainage capacity of the intersection
  • resurfacing the road on Showground Road and Carrington Road
  • removing the northbound bus stop ID 215447 on Carrington Road
  • installing a pedestrian fence on the Showground Road median between De Clambe Drive and Carrington Road and to the east of Carrington Road.
  • The northbound bus stop ID 215447 on Carrington Road will be removed.
  • Customer can access the alternate bus stop at Showground Road ID 215417 or the bus stop at Middleton Avenue ID 215453.
  • These alternative bus stops are within reasonable walking distance.
  • Improve the reliability of bus services and reduce travel times.
  • Ease congestion and improve travel times for all road users during peak periods.
  • Improve safety along Showground Road and Carrington Road.
  • Improve the flow of traffic along Showground Road.
  • Cater for future growth in bus services.
  • Improve access to the Hills Showground Station

Transport will start work to upgrade the intersections of Showground Road, Castle Hill, later this year.

We will notify you again before work starts and will continue to update you as the project progresses.

Project documents

Community notifications

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July 2022 community notification

Traffic Switch on Showground and Carrington Roads, Castle Hill from 27 July 2022.

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April 2022 community notification

Temporary road closures on Carrington Road, Castle Hill from 29 April.

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August 2021 community notification

Continuing work on Carrington Road and Showground Road, Castle Hill from 1 September.

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August 2021 community notification

Changes to our work hours from Monday 15 August 2021

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February 2021 community notification

Changes on Showground Road and Carrington Road, Castle Hill from 8 February 2021

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April 2018 community notifcation

Showground Road, Castle Hill traffic improvements

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Project updates

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March 2022 project update

Continuing work on Carrington and Showground Roads at Castle Hill from 1 March

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December 2021 project update 379Kb
November 2021 project update

Continuing work on Carrington Road and Showground Road, Castle Hill from 1 December

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May 2021 project update

Continuing work on Carrington Road and Showground Road, Castle Hill from Tuesday 1 June

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February 2021 project update

Continuing work on Carrington Road and Showground Road, Castle Hill from 1 March 2021

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November 2020 project update

Work starting on Showground Road and Carrington Road, Castle Hill from 29 November 2020

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September 2020 project update

Intersection upgrade at Showground Road and Carrington Road, Castle Hill.

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February 2018 project update

Intersection upgrade at Showground Road and Carrington Road, Castle Hill.

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Reports

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February 2018 community consultation report

Showground Road and Carrington Road, Castle Hill intersection upgrade

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Contact us

For further information about this project contact via:

Phone: 1800 861 855

Email: showgroundcarrington@bmd.com.au

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