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New Footbridge Being Installed at Emu Plains

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A new footbridge across Old Bathurst Road as part of the Emu Plains Commuter Car Park project is being installed on February 12 and 13, with locals being advised diversions will be in place across the weekend while the work is carried out.


Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith said the temporary road closure is necessary as part of the project, which will deliver around 750 additional commuter car parking spaces near Emu Plains railway station.


“We thank everyone for their patience while we get on with this important work. The new footbridge over Old Bathurst Road will provide safe and direct pedestrian access between the car park and the station. The footbridge will be available for public use once the project is completed,” Stuart Ayres said.


“The weekend closure will allow workers to safely install the footbridge structure over Old Bathurst Road using a large mobile crane.”


Old Bathurst Road will be closed between the Great Western Highway and Smith Street, while the pedestrian and cycle pathway passing underneath the rail line will also be closed.


A detour will be in place via Russell Street, and access to properties and businesses north of the railway line will be maintained via Smith Street.


Stuart Ayres said the car park will help ease congestion on local roads by providing commuters with greater access to rail services, ensuring they are able to move around the city quickly and safely.


“This infrastructure investment is excellent news for the residents of Emu Plains and surrounding suburbs” Stuart Ayres said.


The car park will be accessed via a new roundabout at the intersection of Old Bathurst Road and Smith Street.


The Emu Plains Commuter Car Park project is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Governments, and is expected to be completed in late 2022.


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