Work on $257m east-west corridor of Schofields Road in New South Wales pushes ahead


New South Wales state member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly has said that work on the A$340m ($257m) east-west corridor upgrade of Schofields Road between Windsor Road and Richmond Road is on track.

Motorists will soon benefit from plans to improve an 8km section of Schofields Road.

The second stage construction works between Tallawong and Veron Roads is expected to open to motorists before the middle of next year. It is expected to create employment opportunities for nearly 160 people.

"The NSW Government is continuing to deliver its huge programme of work to support this future growth by providing better road connections to and from the region now."

Conolly said: “More than 200,000 people are expected to move to Sydney’s northwest by 2045, including growth suburbs such as Schofields, Riverstone and Marsden Park, which will see the region expand and grow into a thriving community.

“The NSW Government is continuing to deliver its huge programme of work to support this future growth by providing better road connections to and from the region now.”

The construction works include upgrades to the Hambledon Road, Boundary Road / Alex Avenue, and Railway Terrace.

Upon completion, these roads will be able to accommodate more traffic inflow and a road pavement will be laid between Schofields Farm Road to Railway Terrace.

Conolly also added: “Work on the A$140m ($106m) Schofields Road stage three upgrade which includes extending 2.5km of Schofields Road to four lanes from Veron to Richmond  roads, with the capacity to widen to six lanes in the future is also progressing”

The project, which is expected to be completed by mid-2018, will also feature two twin bridges across Eastern and Bells Creeks, installation of new traffic lights at Carnarvon Road and a future Fermoy Road connection to Schofields Road.