Mulgoa Road, Penrith from Union Road to Museum Drive including Railway Bridge upgrade

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Project overview

The Australian and NSW governments jointly funded the Mulgoa Road, Penrith from Union Road to Museum Drive including Railway Bridge upgrade. This vital upgrade is now open to traffic and connects road users to the Penrith CBD and eases congestion at these intersections.

Latest news

Nov 2022 – Continuing work

Work to construct the new public car park between the Nepean District Tennis Association tennis court and the rail line will continue from 28 November, weather permitting. Construction is expected to progress into the first quarter of 2023.

Jun 2022 – Start of Work

To increase parking capacity in the Penrith city area, Transport for NSW will be building a new public car park between the Nepean District Tennis Association tennis court and the rail line. This car park will have capacity for 126 cars. View or download the Start of work notification (PDF, 593Kb).

Oct 2021 – Work update

Remaining work on Mulgoa Road, Castlereagh Road, High Street and Jane Street, Penrith from Monday 1 November 2021

View or download the October 2021 project notification (PDF, 299Kb).

Sep 2021 – Work update

Remaining work on Mulgoa Road, Castlereagh Road, High Street and Jane Street, Penrith from Wednesday 1 September 2021

View or download the September 2021 project update (280Kb).

Aug 2021 – Construction update

Construction to resume In line with the NSW Government announcement on Wednesday 28 July 2021, construction on the Mulgoa Road, Penrith upgrade commenced on Sunday 1 August 2021. Our work will be carried out in line with the latest health and safety requirements and with COVID safe practices to keep our workers and the community safe. Further information about construction resuming in Sydney is available on the Infrastructure NSW website.

Jun 2021 – Road opening

Opening of Mulgoa Road, Penrith from Union Road to Museum Drive from Saturday 26 June 2021.

View or download the June project update (PDF, 329Kb).

Project information

Background

The Castlereagh Road and Jane Street, and Mulgoa Road and High Street intersections are vital to connect road users to the Penrith CBD, Blue Mountains and surrounding suburbs. These intersections currently experience congestion during morning and afternoon peak times.

As part of the NSW Government Plan for Growing Sydney, Penrith will continue to develop as a regional city centre and accommodate future residential and employment growth. Without improvement to cater for this growth, future traffic congestion at these intersections will worsen, resulting in further delays for road users.

The Australian and NSW governments jointly funded the Mulgoa Road, Penrith from Union Road to Museum Drive including Railway Bridge upgrade. This vital upgrade is now open to traffic and connects road users to the Penrith CBD and eases congestion at these intersections.

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upgrade map

Benefits

  • Reduced congestion and delays at the Castlereagh Road / Jane Street and High Street / Mulgoa Road / intersections during morning and afternoon peak times
  • Infrastructure that provides effective network performance
  • Improved access to public transport
  • Safe and effective pedestrian and cycling infrastructure
  • Supports economic growth
  • Allows for upgrades of other sections of Mulgoa Road in the future.

Features

  • An additional lane both north and south bound on Mulgoa Road / Castlereagh Road between Union Road and to the south of Museum Drive
  • A longer left turn lane along Mulgoa Road for vehicles turning westbound onto High Street
  • Upgrade of the Mulgoa Road and High Street intersection to provide increased capacity
  • Upgrade of the T-intersection of Jane Street with Castlereagh Road to provide increased capacity
  • Widening the existing rail underpass to allow three lanes in each direction on Castlereagh Road and left turn into Jane Street
  • Bus priority at the High Street intersection.

 

Project documents

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Project notifications

Contact us

For further information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 1800 733 084

Email: mulgoaroadupgrade@transport.nsw.gov.au