Construction is now underway on a new bridge at the M4 Motorway interchange in Western Sydney.
Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher said the upgrade was part of the $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, delivering new and upgraded roads in preparation for the new Western Sydney Airport.
NSW Minister for Western Sydney and Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres said the Northern Road upgrade is part of a massive investment in Western Sydney roads jointly funded by Australian and NSW governments.
“Infrastructure is about more than bridges, roads and airports, it is an opportunity to build stronger communities by connecting people to jobs closer to home,” Mr Ayres said.
“Crews are installing 40 of these massive 32-metre-long super-T girders using a 600-tonne crane, with the new bridge to be complete by early next year.”
Senator for Western Sydney Marise Payne said there was major progress being made on The Northern Road Upgrade Stage 3 between Glenmore Parkway at Glenmore Park and Jamison Road at South Penrith, with start of work on the new bridge at the M4 Motorway interchange a significant milestone for the project.
“This new upgrade is a real win for Western Sydney motorists, particularly for residents in Glenmore Park and Penrith who use the M4. Delivery of this project will mean more time with your family and less time spent on the road,” Ms Payne said.
Girders will be lifted into place between 14 July to 31 August from 7pm to 9am, up to five nights a week, weather permitting.
The Federal Government has committed $1.2 billion to the $1.6 billion The Northern Road Upgrade, with the NSW Government committing $400 million.
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