Minister for Roads Duncan Gay and Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres today announced a re-elected Baird Government would commit $5 million to get the widening of Mulgoa Road shovel ready.
Mr Gay and Ayres were joined on site today by Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies and Liberal Candidate for Londonderry Bernard Bratusa.
“We have delivered record roads funding to Western and South Western Sydney and the message today is, there is much more to come,” Mr Gay said.
“Mulgoa Road runs right through the centre of Penrith, it’s a critical corridor for the Penrith community and right now it’s under pressure.
“Penrith CBD is thriving and we are building infrastructure to make sure it has a successful future.”
“This $5 million commitment is a huge win for Penrith and means we can get the widening of Mulgoa Road shovel ready,” Mr Ayres said.
“The road would be widened from Andrews Road to Glenmore Park and delivered in four stages in consultation with the community.
“Right now, Mulgoa Road is a major frustration for road users with congestion occurring on the partly two lane road between Penrith CBD, the M4 motorway and new developments including Glenmore Park.
“This is one road project our community has been desperately waiting for and I’m so pleased the Baird Government is committed to delivering it,” Mr Ayres said.
“The funding would enable the Baird Government to plan the upgrade to complement the Jane Street and High Street intersection and railway underpass which is currently being developed,” Ms Davies said.
“The package of work would include road widening, improving intersections and improving turn lanes to key roads along the Mulgoa Road corridor.
“A construction plan will be provided to the community for feedback by the end of this year.
“The upgrade of Mulgoa Road will be a major relief for residents who live south of the M4 and need to access the Penrith CBD and surrounds.”
“This is another example of the Baird Government’s commitment to Western Sydney and builds on the upgrade of the Northern Road and commitment to deliver Werrington Arterial,” Mr Bratusa said.
“Only a Baird Government is committed to and has the funding capacity to deliver the upgrade of Mulgoa Road,” Mr Ayres said.