Penrtih City Council says local traffic conditions will be improved with the completion of the River Road upgrade.
Council says both drivers and pedestrians are set to benefit from the completion of the realignment of River Road in Emu Plains, which marks the latest milestone in the Regatta Park project.
Works to connect the new River Road with the existing road follow the opening of the new River Road and Great Western Highway intersection opposite Lamrock Street in September.
“There are now three travel lanes along River Road, including dedicated left-hand and right-hand turn lanes as vehicles approach the Great Western Highway intersection, which will provide better access to the highway and help to ease congestion,” said Mayor, Todd Carney.
“The changes also allow us to seamlessly connect both sides of Regatta Park so residents and visitors are able to enjoy the whole precinct and access the Nepean River without having to navigate a busy road running through the middle of the park.”
A new roundabout installed on River Road provides access to the Regatta Park car park and York Street, while a footpath has been constructed alongside the road for pedestrian use.
The Regatta Park project is jointly funded with $19.2 million from Council and $15 million from the Australian and NSW governments as part of the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, which is a key commitment in the Western Sydney City Deal.
Federal Member for Lindsay, Melissa McIntosh said the road link was another step for the project that will benefit families right across the community.
“When all levels of Government work together for the community, we get the best outcomes, and this makes me proud as the Federal Member for Lindsay,” Ms McIntosh said.
Member for Penrith, Karen McKeown OAM MP said the long-anticipated River Road realignment will provide for better traffic flow through the precinct and a more user-friendly experience for community utilising Regatta Park and the Bridge-to-Bridge walk.