Council granted $16.4 to upgrade Smithfield Road
Published Friday, 22nd January 2016
Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Major Projects the Hon Paul Fletcher MP of a $16.4 million grant to upgrade Smithfield Road.
The funding is part of Round 2 of the Australian and NSW governments’ $200 million Western Sydney Local Roads Package.
The package aims to create jobs and enhance the safety, efficiency and connectivity of the local roads network in Western Sydney, and will cut travel times for thousands of commuters.
The joint State and Federal governments $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan will ease congestion for drivers, meaning less time stuck in traffic.
Mayor Carbone said Smithfield Road would be upgraded between Polding Street and Elizabeth Drive. The project involves upgrades to the major intersections along Smithfield Road, providing two traffic lanes in both directions.
“Council is expecting to start the project from June this year and the community will be informed throughout the process,” ” Mayor Carbone said.
“Council has been working hard towards obtaining this grant, which will link into the existing upgrades at Wetherill Street.
“We are pleased with the contribution by the Federal Government towards this project.”
Council received $13.6 million last year under Round 1 of the Local Roads Package to upgrade Wetherill Street, Smithfield, which will be widened to four lanes from Polding Street to Victoria Street. Upgrades are also under way for the Cumberland Highway at the John Street, St Johns and Hamilton roads intersections.
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