A major new east-west corridor filling a much needed missing link between between Windsor and Richmond roads at Schofields officially opened to traffic today.

Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey was joined by Member for Riverstone Kevin Connolly to open the $340 million upgrade of Schofields Road.

“The NSW Government has a strong record of delivering vital infrastructure in Western Sydney and I am pleased we’ve been able to deliver this project on time and on budget,” Mrs Pavey said.

“This new vital corridor will make life easier for residents, improving travel times and catering for the future.”

KEY POINTS:
• Road upgraded from a two lane to a four-lane divided road
• Project also included building a greenfields “missing link” connecting Schofields Road to Richmond Road at Marsden Park, creating a new flood free road
• Extra crossing of the Blacktown to Richmond railway line and bus priority lanes
• East-west connection linking Rouse Hill and Marsden Park town centres
• Motorists driving the corridor will save around four minutes

Schofields Road is part of an enormous program of NSW Government work which is being planned and delivered in the North West Growth Area to support new residential and industrial centres in the area, which will see around 33,000 homes built by 2026.

“First home buyers identify this area as an opportunity to create a home for their families and it’s a really positive sign we are seeing an investment in infrastructure,” Mr Roberts said.

The completed Schofields Road upgrade will improve traffic flow, unlock land for housing development and accommodate future traffic growth in the area.

“Schofields Road used to be a two-lane rural road but our community needed a well built road network which can handle increased housing in the community,” Mr Connolly said.