Local Roads Program
Smithfield Road upgrade
Council’s hard work in securing $30 million for essential road upgrades is a win for thousands of drivers and commuters in Fairfield City, meaning more respite from time stuck in traffic and more time with families.
Currently minor works are being carried out which include signage and some line marking. No disruption to traffic is expected.
Council will start more major work to double the amount of lanes between Polding Street and Elizabeth Drive mid 2018, which includes:
- Creating a 4-lane, 2-way carriageway along Smithfield Road, including widening to accommodate four (4) lanes;
- Realignment of Richards Road and the Fairfield Showground entrance with new traffic signals;
- Additional slip lanes for left turning traffic from Smithfield Road into King Road;
- Installing peak period parking restrictions to facilitate the movement of traffic;
- Right turns to and from Smithfield Road will be modified at Cherokee Avenue and Waverly Street.
- No Right turns to and from Polding Street and Smithfield Road at Waverly Street will be permitted.
In April 2014, the Australian Government, in partnership with the New South Wales Government, announced a 10-year road investment program of more than $3.6 billion for Western Sydney.
The Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan involves major road and transport linkages that will capitalise on the economic gains from developing an airport at Badgerys Creek.
This program includes a $200 million funding package for upgrades to locally important roads.