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New Richmond Bridge Preferred Option Released

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-1/5 vc_col-md-1/5 vc_col-xs-1/5″][us_image image=”10672″ size=”thumbnail” align=”left” style=”circle” has_ratio=”1″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″ offset=”vc_col-lg-4/5 vc_col-md-4/5 vc_col-xs-4/5″][vc_column_text]By Robyn Preston MP[/vc_column_text][us_post_date][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The preferred option was today announced for the New Richmond Bridge.

This bridge option offers a 1 in 20 year flood resilience level and includes upgrades to traffic lights, four intersections and two existing roads which includes an additional eastbound lane on Bells Line of Road.

The New Richmond Bridge will be built 30-60 metres downstream of the existing bridge and will run parallel at a greater height.

Based on the level of this year’s two floods, this new bridge would have remained opened.

Richmond Bridge New Richmond Bridge Preferred Option Released

Currently the existing bridge carries an average of 31,000 vehicles a day. The proposed new bridge will double traffic capacity across the Hawkesbury River and will save motorists up to 12 minutes travel time.

It was this time last year that I met with residents of Norfolk Place, North Richmond and other impacted locals to hear their objections to the bypass route. The community’s voice has been heard and I believe this new preferred route will be well received.

If you would like to know more about the project, visit…/richmond
Construction will take 3 years from start time and Stage 1 will commence in early 2023.
Pedestrians and cyclists have not been forgotten either and in the next phase of the design, Transport for NSW will work with Hawkesbury City Council, local bicycle user groups and the community to determine a preferred active transport route between Richmond and North Richmond.
You can contact Transport for NSW on 1800 370 778 or email [email protected]


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