NSW Government commences construction on the $206 million Spring Farm Parkway project that will connect communities across Macarthur.
Spring Farm Parkway will be a four-lane divided road extending about 1km from Menangle Road, west over the Hume Motorway to Menangle Park Urban Release Area, with new signalised intersections at Menangle Road.
The project will also upgrade approximately 600 metres of Menangle Road at Menangle Park and provide a shared pathway for pedestrians and cyclists.
Transport for NSW (Transport) has appointed Georgiou Group to deliver the Spring Farm Parkway Stage 1 project.
Scope of works involves construction of a new four-lane 1km divided road connecting Menangle Road to Menangle Park Urban Release Area, including an interchange over the Hume Highway with city-facing on and off ramps, shared-use path and four new signalised intersections.
Executive General Manager Eastern Region, Gary Georgiou, said: “We’re thrilled to continue building on our roads experience on the East Coast of Australia, which remains a large focus area within our business strategy.
“Transport is a strong market sector for our NSW operations and our team is excited to build on this expertise while staying committed to delivering on our client’s objectives. We look forward to utilising our 40-year-experience to safely and efficiently deliver a key infrastructure asset for the State.”
Premier of New South Wales, Dominic Perrottet, said the project is an important piece of infrastructure that will serve the state’s fastest-growing region.
Minister for Metropolitan Roads Natalie Ward said stages 1 and 2 combined would ultimately provide an essential East-West link connection between Camden Bypass, the Hume Motorway and Menangle Road.
“This project provides direct access for Macarthur residents to the employment precincts across Greater Sydney,” Mrs Ward said.
“Current and future residents of Macarthur will soon have a Parkway that will cut travel time and provide a safer route to the Hume Motorway.
“We have also planned to allow for future south-facing access ramps to support growth in the area.”
Local member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith said this was a big step towards increasing road safety across the local region.
Stage 1 is estimated to create over 100 jobs throughout the construction phase and will be completed by the end of 2024. The project is being funded through private developers, the Housing Acceleration Fund and the Jobs and Infrastructure Acceleration Fund.
Spring Farm Parkway Stage 2 is currently in the strategic concept design phase. Early this year, Transport consulted with stakeholders and the community on the proposed design.
Subject to funding, Stage 2 will complete the east-west link by connecting to Liz Kernohan Drive.
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