Early works are now underway on the first stage of the New Richmond Bridge project in New South Wales which forms part of a $500 million program for traffic improvements in the area.
Investigation works and the relocation of utilities have kicked off for the project, that aims improve safety, flood resilience and cater for future traffic growth.
This will be achieved by upgrading a 3.8 kilometre section between Londonderry Road and Blacktown Road. These upgrades will improve ‘the Driftway’, an approach road to the New Richmond Bridge that will help to redirect traffic from the Richmond town centre.
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Preparations for stage two continue to progress, with the contract now awarded for consultants to prepare the concept design and environmental assessments. Site investigations for stage two are now underway, with a concept design and environmental assessment expected to be on display in mid-2024.
Stages one and two will upgrade four intersections, improve existing roads, construct a new road, as well as provide a dedicated active transport path between Richmond and North Richmond that will encourage bike use and exercise.
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