Smithfield Road to be upgraded to four lanes

Published Friday, 31st March 2017

Intersection at Richards Road and Smithfield Road will be part of the upgrade
Smithfield Road from Richards Road

Community consultation on the proposed Smithfield Road upgrade remains open until 7 April and Council is encouraging feedback on the upgrade between Polding Street and Elizabeth Drive.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said: “Thousands of Fairfield City drivers and commuters will spend less time in traffic and have more time with families thanks to an upgrade investment of up to $16.4 million that will see an extra two lanes on Smithfield Road.

“Council’s hard work in securing $30 million for essential road upgrades under the Local Roads Package is a win for local motorists, with works on Wetherill Street and the Cumberland Highway already completed,” he said.

The proposed Smithfield Road upgrade between Polding Street and Elizabeth Drive includes:

•    creating a four-lane, two-way carriageway along Smithfield Road;
•    realignment of Richards Road to connect to 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 Smithfield Road from Cherokee Avenue restricted during peak periods 
•    no right turns to and from Polding Street and Smithfield Road at Waverley Street
•    Providing additional right turn lanes at Elizabeth Drive, Fitzgerald Avenue, Beavors Street and on Polding Street at Isis Street intersection.

In 2014, the Australian Government, in partnership with the New South Wales Government, announced a $3.6 billion 10-year road investment program for Western Sydney.

The Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan involves major road and transport linkages to capitalise on the economic gains from 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 keen to hear your views on the proposed works, which link into previous upgrades at Wetherill Street. Comments can be emailed to mail@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au. 
 
For further information, please call 9725 0222.