Richmond Road will receive $385 million under the $5 billion WestInvest program.
Riverstone MP Kevin Conolly said the money would be used to widen parts of Richmond Road and ensure a less congested, safer journey for drivers using the “critical arterial route” which serves the communities of Colebee, Riverstone, Schofields, Marsden Park and the Hawkesbury.
The funding includes:
• $285 million for planning and to start early works to widen to six lanes a 2.2 kilometre section between the M7 Motorway and Townson Road, including a new off-ramp bridge over Rooty Hill Road North from the M7 northbound direct to Richmond Road;
• $100 million to widen to four lanes the section of Richmond Rd north from Elara Boulevard to Heritage Road, just before South Creek.