A $3.5 million upgrade of the Cumberland Highway and Cabramatta Road intersection at Cabramatta starts this week.
The first stage of work will be carried out during day shifts and up to 15 night shifts before Friday, December 23.
The new upgrade will mean:
- Extending the third north and southbound lanes on Cumberland Highway from the bridge across Cabramatta Creek to Cabramatta Road.
- On Cabramatta Road the westbound right turn bay will be extended and the eastbound right turn bay will be duplicated to improve traffic movements through the intersection.
The upgrade is part of the NSW government’s $246 million Pinch Point and Clearways program.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokeswoman said the project will improve traffic flow for some of the around 48,000 vehicles travelling on the Cumberland Highway every week day.
“The Cumberland Highway is a significant route for local road users in South West Sydney as well as being a key connection between the Pacific Highway at Wahroonga and the Hume Highway at Liverpool,” the spokeswoman said.
The project is scheduled to be completed by late 2017. Changed traffic conditions may be in place during work hours.