Roads minister very, very happy with link road progress

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Stage one work on one of the most important link roads built in Macarthur is almost 80 percent complete.

But even more importantly, the design work for the final stage of the Spring Farm Parkway is well under way too.

Local MPs Greg Warren (Campbelltown) and Sally Quinnell (Camden) joined roads minister John Graham (pictured above) yesterday on site to view progress of this vital road infrastructure project.

Set to open for motorists later this year, stage one will provide a new four lane connection from Menangle Road over the Hume Motorway to Menangle Park, linking fast-growing neighbourhoods across the Macarthur region.

A new interchange bridge, which has already been lifted into place, will provide access points to and from the Hume Motorway with city-facing on and off ramps.

Through the efforts of almost 300 workers, Spring Farm Parkway stage one is nearing completion, with asphalting, landscaping and installation of traffic signals still to come.

Approximately 350,000 cubic metres of fill and 2,000 cubic metres of concrete have been used over the course of construction to bring this vital connection road to life.

As Spring Farm Parkway stage one nears completion, planning is well under way for the final stage.

The NSW Government has committed $15 million from the Urban Roads Fund to progress designs, which will connect stage one in Menangle Park in the East to Liz Kernohan Drive in Spring Farm in the west.

The planned three-kilometre stretch of road will be a vital route linking the growing neighbourhoods in the Greater Macarthur area with schools, workplaces and other important community centres.

Feedback from the community has shown strong support for the proposed stage two design, including railway overbridges, access to current and future development sites and shared pathways for pedestrians and cyclists.

This feedback, which will be published in the consultation report, will be used to help shape the next stages of planning through an environmental assessment, concept design and final business case.

“Spring Farm Parkway Stage 1 is almost complete, and I want to thank everyone involved for their hard work in building one of South Western Sydney’s vital future connection roads,’’ said Mr Graham yesterday after viewing the project.

“Once both stages are complete, Spring Farm Parkway will create an important east-west link between Menangle Road, the Hume Motorway and Liz Kernohan Drive,” he said.

Member for Campbelltown, Greg Warren said this project is just one of a wider plan which will link to other upgrades, including Menangle Road.

“With Stage 1 ready to open later this year, and with stage two progressing, the community is seeing a government committed to delivering infrastructure that will support residents now and into the future.”

Member for Camden Sally Quinnell said the people of Camden have been waiting a long time for this project to be completed.

“Spring Farm Parkway will be an integral link to the Hume Highway and will help relieve the pressure off Narellan Road,” she said.

1 thought on “Roads minister very, very happy with link road progress”

  1. So when the new spring farm park way opens and every man and his dog use it , I can just see the traffic tail backs and congestion at the round abouts on Richardson Rd.
    You will wait hours to turn right towards the bypass heading south.
    It’s ridiculous already at peak times,so then it will be all the time?
    Am I the only one who sees this?


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