Local Roads Program
Smithfield Road upgrade community consultation open
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.
Community consultation is open and Council encourages feedback on the proposed Round 2 works on Smithfield Road, which will see $16.4 million invested to upgrade the stretch between Polding Street and Elizabeth Drive.
The proposed project upgrades the major intersections along Smithfield Road and 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.
Council is keen to hear your views on the proposed works on Smithfield Road, which link into previous upgrades at Wetherill Street.
The Wetherill Street project was completed in July last year as part of a $13.6 million project funded under Round 1 of the Local Roads Package. Upgrades were also completed on the Cumberland Highway at the John Street, St Johns and Hamilton roads intersections.
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 while boosting the local economy and liveability of Western Sydney, making it an even greater place to live and do business.
This program includes a $200 million funding package for upgrades to locally important roads, and is part of the Australian Government’s plan to build the infrastructure of the 21st century and grow the NSW economy.
Council is seeking comments and these can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (please quote the file number 14/20283) by Friday 7 April 2017. For further information, please call 9725 0222.