Four-lane relief for drivers

SMITHFIELD MP Andrew Rohan believes motorists can breathe a little easier between the M4 motorway at Prospect and Wetherill Park now that a four-lane extension to Reconciliation Road has been opened at Pemulwuy.

The widening and extension of the road is part of the Southern Employment Lands development approved by the NSW Minister for Planning in 2007.

Mr Rohan said the government provided $600,000 towards two sets of traffic lights at the intersection of Widemere and Davis roads, as well as two sets along Reconciliation Road at Bellevue Circuit and Basalt Road.

"The Boral Group contributed $29 million as part of the development to build the four-lane extension from Butu Wargun Drive to Davis Road," he said.

Mr Rohan also said the building included a new crossing over the Sydney Water supply pipeline and what he described as "significant rebuilding work" where the road crosses the Liverpool-Parramatta transitway.

Mr Rohan said the Roads and Maritime Services would assess Reconciliation Road for potential reclassification to a state road in about mid-2015 after expected redistribution in the area.

"Surrounding roads including Greystanes Road and Gipps Road will be included in the assessment," Mr Rohan said. "Traffic controllers and electronic message signs will be in place."

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