Aerial view of The Northern Road - Stage 3

The Northern Road upgrade, Glenmore Parkway to Jamison Road

The Australian and NSW governments are upgrading The Northern Road as part of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan (WSIP), a $4.1 billion road investment program.

Latest news

MAY 2021

MAY 2021Night time ramp closures on the M4 Motorway

at The Northern Road on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 May 2021

We need to temporarily close the eastbound off-ramp from the M4 Motorway to The Northern Road.

APR 2021

APR 2021Night work continuing on The Northern Road, South Penrith

from Tuesday 6 April to 27 June 2021

More information in the night work continuing notification (PDF, 131Kb).

Weekend closure of The Northern Road between Maxwell Street and Jamison Road, South Penrith Friday 9 April to Monday 12 April

We need to temporarily close The Northern Road between Maxwell Street and Jamison Road for a weekend.

More information in the weekend closure notification (PDF, 150Kb).

Night time ramp closures on the M4 Motorway at The Northern Road on Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 April

We will need to temporarily close the eastbound on and off ramp from The Northern Road to the M4 Motorway.

More information in the night work closure notification (PDF, 154Kb).

Weekend work on The Northern Road, South Penrith Friday 16 April to Monday 19 April

We need to temporarily close The Northern Road between Tukara Road and Maxwell Street, and restrict right turn access to Maxwell Street and Bringelly Road and left turn access to Maxwell Street from The Northern Road.

More information in the weekend work notification (PDF, 115Kb).

Night time ramp closures on the M4 Motorway at The Northern Road on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 April

We need to temporarily close the eastbound on ramp from The Northern Road to the M4 Motorway, and close the westbound off ramp from the M4 Motorway to The Northern Road.

More information in the night work closure notification (PDF, 122Kb).

Night time closures of The Northern Road between on Friday 23, Saturday 24 and Friday 30 April 2021

We need to temporarily close The Northern Road between:

More information in the night work closure notifications above.

Night time ramp closures of the M4 motorway on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 April

The westbound on-ramp and eastbound off-ramp will be temporarily closed from:

  • 8pm Tuesday 27 April to 5am Wednesday 28 April
  • 8pm Wednesday 28 April to 5am Thursday 29 April.

More information in the night work closure notification (PDF, 194Kb).

Changes in lane configuration on The Northern Road between Glenmore Parkway and the M4 Motorway from Wednesday 28 April 2021

We will be opening additional lanes to traffic on the M4 Motorway ramps and The Northern Road in both directions.

More information in the works notification (PDF, 114Kb).

MAR 2021

MAR 2021M4 ramp closure

Weekend closure of The Northern Road cancelled. M4/The Northern Road ramps closed nights of 30 and 31 March.

More information in the M4 ramp closure notification (PDF, 184Kb).

Traffic changes and night work

Traffic changes and night work at The Northern Road and intersections south of the M4 from Monday 1 March to 30 June 2021.

Work to finalise the upgrade of these areas will need to be done at night. More information view the traffic changes notification (PDF, 134Kb).

FEB 2021

FEB 2021Proposal to provide u-turn bay on Glenmore Parkway

A new u-turn bay is proposed to be provided on Glenmore Parkway instead of the roundabout. For more information please read our February notification (PDF, 181Kb).

OCT 2020

OCT 2020New landscape mounds

Work started on new landscape mounds along the M4 Motorway westbound off ramp.

For more information, please read our notification letter (PDF,644Kb).

Project information

The Northern Road upgrade will deliver new and upgraded roads to support integrated transport in the region and capitalise on the economic benefits from developing the Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek. It would also improve safety, increase road capacity and reduce congestion and travel times in the future.

This upgrade covers about 4 kilometres between Glenmore Parkway, Glenmore Park and Jamison Road, South Penrith. It is planned to generally follow the existing road alignment.

  • Contractor: Acciona (formerly Lendlease Engineering)
  • Start of major construction: mid-2017
  • Expected completion date: mid-2021
  • Project value (of all 6 sections of The Northern Road): $1.6 billion
  • Funding source: Australian and NSW governments

If you live along this route there may be changes to how you access your property. To see these changes, please visit our interactive portal.

The benefits of The Northern Road upgrade:

  • Improving travel times by:
    • Increasing the number of lanes along The Northern Road
    • Removing a set of traffic lights at the M4 Interchange
    • Providing additional turning lanes at some intersections
  • Allowing for reliable public transport by providing a continuous kerbside bus lane in each direction
  • Improving safety for pedestrians and cyclists by providing a new shared path
  • Improving connectivity for pedestrians by providing new footpaths
  • Improving road safety by:
    • Providing a central median to separate opposing traffic flows
    • Installing new traffic lights at two existing intersections
    • Providing separate turning lanes at some intersections
    • Improving the alignment of the road
  • Improving local access by providing an extension of Cross Road to Wentworth Road
  • Mitigating traffic noise impacts by providing two new noise barriers.

Key features of The Northern Road upgrade include:

  • Widening The Northern Road to provide four lanes in each direction (three general traffic lanes and a kerbside bus lane)
  • Building a new bridge over the M4 Motorway with the existing bridge to be removed
  • Installing new traffic lights and turning lanes at some intersections
  • Providing continuous bus lanes in each direction
  • Installing a central median
  • Providing a new shared pedestrian and cyclist path and footpaths
  • Installing new street lighting, drainage, safety barriers and landscaping
  • Installing new retaining walls
  • Installing two new noise barriers

Acciona (formerly known as Lendlease Engineering) is the major contractor responsible for delivering the four kilometres of The Northern Road between Glenmore Parkway, Glenmore Park and Jamison Road, South Penrith. Work started in mid-2017 and it is expected that the road will be open to traffic in mid 2021.

We will continue to provide updates to the community as the project progresses.

All feedback received during the display of the concept design and REF was considered by the project team. A submissions report is available for download that summarises the submissions received and the intended project outcome.

Cyclist detour map

Cycle Way Map

View or download a large version of The Northern Road cyclist detour map.

Media releases

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December 2019

Plan ahead for closures along The Northern Road at South Penrith.

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Work on The Northern Road upgrade drives ahead.

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Contact us

Construction contact

For construction information contact:

Phone: 1800 870 665

Email: tnr.community@acciona.com

WSIP contact

For further information about this project:

Contact us online

Phone: 1800 703 457 (toll free)

Email: wsip@rms.nsw.gov.au

Mail: Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, PO Box 973 Parramatta CBD NSW 2124

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