Drivers and pedestrians will soon benefit from safer conditions as the Erskine Park Road upgrade nears completion.
Funded through the Australian Government’s $200 million Local Roads Package as part of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, the project has seen Erskine Park Road widened to accommodate four lanes of traffic between Bennett Road and Explorers Way.
Four intersections have subsequently been improved along the stretch of road, with new traffic signals installed at each of the abovementioned intersections – both newly activated.
The traffic lights at the intersection of Erskine Park Road and Explorers Way, and at the junction of Erskine Park Road and Bennett Road were switched on early this morning (Friday 28 May).
Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown OAM said the safety of the City’s road users is paramount and the completion of this project will vastly improve traffic flow.
“The Erskine Park Road upgrade is a key project that will service the community for decades to come as our City’s footprint grows and this thoroughfare sees an increase in the number of users,” Cr McKeown said.
“Council is pleased to see the project nearing completion as it answers the community’s call for improved road safety and alleviated traffic flow.
“We have the Western Sydney Airport being delivered right on our doorstep which is naturally going to draw more residents and businesses to Penrith – we need to accommodate such growth with improved infrastructure.
“This is a great step in the right direction as it makes it easier for residents and visitors to move around the City.”
State Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies MP said: “The upgrading of Erskine Park Road is essential to deliver safer and quicker access for residents and businesses to Western Sydney Airport and Aerotropolis.”
The upgraded road will link up to the existing four lane sections towards the M4 Motorway and Swallow Drive.
Where Erskine Park Road meets Peppertree Drive and Coonawarra Drive, there are new seagull intersections.
New shared user paths between Coonawarra Drive and Illawarra Drive, Erskine Park, round out the project.