Richmond area projects

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Project overview

The Australian and NSW Governments are improving traffic conditions at key intersections on approach to Richmond Bridge. These upgrades project will improve travel times and traffic flows for North Richmond and Richmond road users during peak periods. The NSW Government is funding the permanent electronic message sign as part of its $225 million Pinch Point Program, which aims to reduce traffic delays, manage congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s major roads. The NSW Government is funding a number of projects in the Richmond area and surrounds, with the aim to reduce traffic delays, manage congestion and improve travel times across roads in Richmond. The Australian Government and NSW Government have committed $500 million for traffic improvements including a new bridge over the Hawkesbury River between Richmond and North Richmond. The Australian Government funding of $400 million is being provided via the Infrastructure Investment Program.

Community information

The Richmond area and surrounds are located in the Hawkesbury City and Penrith City Council areas, part of the Hawkesbury electorate, about 65km to the north-west of Sydney. Located at the eastern end of the Bells Line of Road corridor, Richmond Bridge crosses the Hawkesbury River connecting Bells Line of Road in the west to Kurrajong Road in the east.

Roads in the Richmond area provide a strategic east-west regional link supporting Great Western Highway in carrying commuter traffic, and acts as an alternative route. Richmond also has high tourism significance with botanical gardens, bushwalking trails, lookout points and one of the most picturesque routes crossing the Blue Mountains.

There are a number of road and bridge projects in planning, being built or completed in the Richmond area, including: