$11.5 million investment for better roads in Fairfield

Monday, 10 November 2014

The Australian and NSW governments are getting on with improving road infrastructure in Fairfield City, investing $11.5 million to make two crucial roads safer and more efficient, Senator for Western Sydney, Marise Payne announced today.

Senator Payne welcomed the announcement by Assistant Minister for Infrastructure, the Hon. Jamie Briggs MP and NSW Minister for Roads, the Hon. Duncan Gay MP, that Fairfield City Council will receive the funding under Round One of the $200 million Western Sydney Local Roads package.

The investment comprises $5.8 million for intersection upgrades on the Cumberland Highway and $5.7 million to upgrade Wetherill Street.

“These upgrades will improve the productivity and safety of the local road network in Fairfield City and throughout Western Sydney,” Senator Payne said.

“This investment will reduce congestion and road accidents in the local area and help to achieve our broader goal of providing better links to the Western Sydney Airport and Employment zone.”

The Cumberland Highway upgrade comprises:

• Installation of right turn bays on John Street, St Johns Road and Hamilton Road at their
intersections with the Cumberland Highway;
• Increasing the capacity of the right turn bays on the Cumberland Highway at its intersections
with John Street, St Johns Road and Hamilton Road to improve the Highway’s efficiency;
• Increasing the length of short through lanes on the Cumberland Highway to improve their lane utilisation and increase capacity of the Cumberland Highway;
• Relocating affected services as necessary;
• Traffic control signals designs and approval; and
• Civil and pavement works associated with kerb realignments

The Wetherill Street upgrade comprises:

• The duplication of the carriageway in the section of Wetherill Street between Polding Street
and The Horsley Drive;
• The installation of new traffic control signals at the Shakespeare Street and Wetherill Street
intersection;
• Upgraded traffic control signals at The Horsley Drive and Wetherill Street; and
• Construction of the road section between The Horsley Drive and Victoria Street.

Further information on the Sydney Aviation Strategy and Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan is available online at: infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure/western_sydney/