The upgraded section of Campbelltown Road connecting East Town Centre Road and new MacDonald Road in Australia has concluded and is now open.

This is the first stage of development, valued at $76m, to accelerate the delivery of better road infrastructure in the area.

It will also facilitate the accelerated delivery of up to 6,000 new homes in Edmondson Park and 14,000 across the wider South West Growth Area.

Other improved features include the installation of three sets of traffic lights, an off-road shared pedestrian and cyclist path and designated turning lanes.

In addition, the provision of bicycle and pedestrian crossings at traffic lights has been completed.

A Transport for NSW spokesperson said: “This is fantastic news for the thousands of motorists who travel along Campbelltown Road each day.

“This upgrade will improve the way motorists travel along Campbelltown Road and provide safer and faster access to Bardia and Edmonson Park.”

The upgraded stretch of Campbelltown Road will increase the capacity for expected future traffic growth. It will also improve travel times for all users.

The project has been funded as part of the Housing Acceleration Fund, supporting critical infrastructure ahead of the growth in housing.

This will also reinforce better connections for the growing Campbelltown and Macarthur communities.

The development of the road commenced in July 2018.

The spokesperson added: “A shared pedestrian and cyclist path has also been built to support our active communities.

“As more land for housing is released, the NSW Government is ensuring all roads and public transport can provide connectivity for these new communities.”