Richmond Intersection Improvements


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.

Project information


The Australian and NSW Governments have aimed to reduce congestion on Kurrajong Road, March Street and Bells Line of Road approaches to Richmond Bridge. The Australian Government provided $18 million in funding to improve traffic conditions at three intersections in three stages:

Stage 1 - Kurrajong Road and Old Kurrajong Road, Richmond -  Project complete

The upgrade included:

  • Widening to create a dedicated right turn lane from Kurrajong Road onto Old Kurrajong Road for motorists travelling south
  • creating a dedicated left turn lane from Old Kurrajong Road onto Kurrajong Road including an acceleration lane to improve traffic flow.

Stage 2 - Bells Line of Road and Grose Vale Road, North Richmond - Project complete

The upgrade included:

  • creating two westbound lanes on Bells Line of Road from Pitt Lane to ease congestion for motorists crossing the Hawkesbury River into North Richmond
  • providing a second right turn lane onto Bells Line of Road by widening Grose Vale Road to improve traffic flow towards Richmond
  • extending each Bells Line of Road right turn lane onto Terrace Road and Grose Vale Road to reduce travel times for road users travelling between Richmond and North Richmond upgrading pedestrian crossings to improve safety for pedestrians.

Stage 3 - March Street and Bosworth Street, Richmond - Project complete

March and Bosworth Streets was stage 3 of these improvements.

The upgrade included:

  • a new dedicated right turn bay for vehicles travelling east on March Street and turning right to travel south on Bosworth Street
  • a no right turn from March Street onto Bosworth Street for vehicles travelling north
  • removal of parking spaces on March Street to the east and west of the intersection
  • extending the ‘No Stopping’ zones on both sides of March Street between Chapel Street and approximately 100m east of Bosworth Street during peak periods and weekends.

Previous community consultation for work at this intersection was completed between 2012 and 2016. More information about this consultation can be found in the project documents listed below


  • Ease congestion
  • Improve traffic flow
  • Increase road user and pedestrian safety
  • Lower travel times

Next steps

The project is now complete.

Community information

Community consultations

In August 2014, Roads and Maritime invited feedback from local businesses, residents and stakeholders on Stage 1, which involved upgrading the intersection at Kurrajong Road, March Street and Old Kurrajong Road, Richmond.

Following assessment of this feedback, Roads and Maritime proceeded with the project. A copy of the community consultation report for the proposal which summarises the comments, responses and details of the decision has been released. A community consultation report for the proposed night work schedule for Stage 2 at the intersection of Bells Line of Road and Grose Vale Road, North Richmond was also prepared.


North Richmond upgrade map

View or download the design map.

Locality map

Locality map

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Project documents

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Project notifications


Contact us

For further information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 1800 684 490