Bringelly Road Upgrade Project, Australia
The 10km Bringelly Road upgrade will connect the South West growth centre and the Western Sydney airport.
It will also involve upgrading Bringelly Road from the existing two-lane road to a six-lane divided road with a median in the centre.
The project is jointly sponsored by the Australian and New South Wales (NSW) governments. Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is the operator of the project.
Benefits of Bringelly Road upgrade
Bringelly Road upgrade will minimise travel times in Sydney's South West Growth Centre area and improve access to the future Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek, Leppington railway station and the M5 and M7 motorways.
It will increase the capacity to handle future traffic growth in the South West Growth Centre precincts along Bringelly Road. It will improve safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians by providing traffic lights at intersections and a central median that separates opposing traffic flows.
Construction of the Bringelly Road upgrade
The upgrade will be constructed in two stages, with the first stage including 5.7km between Camden Valley Way and King Street and the second stage including 4.3km between King Street and The Northern Road.
The first stage involves widening Bringelly Road to six lanes between the Upper Canal Bridge and Eastwood Road intersection through to the future Leppington Town Centre. The rest of Bringelly Road will be widened from the existing two-lane to four-lane with an option to widen it to six lanes in the future.
In addition, it includes a 3m wide off-road shared pedestrian and cyclist path, traffic lights, and bays on both sides of Bringelly Road. It also includes providing designated turning lanes and extension of an existing noise wall on Cowpasture Road by roughly 240m eastbound along Camden Valley Way.
The second stage will comprise upgrading the existing road from two lanes to four with a speed limit of 80km/h. It also includes construction of a new bridge over South Creek, and new four-way intersections at Jersey Road, Masterfield Street and North Avenue.
The second stage also involves the construction of left-in, left-out intersections at Church Street, Glen Allen Road and Allenby Road.
Stage one construction began in February 2015 and is expected to be completed in 2017. The second stage is currently in a detailed design phase. Its construction is slated to begin in 2017 and is expected to be completed by mid-2019.
Upon completion of the upgrade by the end of 2018, the section of the North-South Corridor will be able to serve up to 115,000 vehicles a day.
BMD Constructions was awarded a $509m contract to build stage one of the Bringelly Road upgrade project in January 2015.
The total cost of the Bringelly Road upgrade is estimated to be $509m, which is being funded as part of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan (WSIP).
WSIP is a ten-year road investment programme with an investment exceeding $3.6bn that is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments.
The Australian and NSW governments sanctioned $509m to upgrade the road in June 2014.