Road works completed and underway – making local roads better

A significant number of road works in the Hawkesbury have been completed to improve and maintain the condition of the Hawkesbury’s existing road assets. Various roads in the Hawkesbury are being reconstructed and improved using grants from NSW Roads and Maritime Services coupled with Council matched funding in many cases. Roadworks are also being funded by the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery program to deliver a road upgrade program over five years 2014 to 2019.

Completed projects benefitting the community include a section of Grose Wold Road, Grose Wold – reconstruction and sealing, Branders Lane, North Richmond – road rehabilitation, Mileham Street, South Windsor – road rehabilitation, Grose Vale Road, Kurrajong – shoulder improvement works, Freemans Reach Road, Freemans Reach – safety improvements including rehabilitation, King Road/Sackville Road, Wilberforce – reconstruction and sealing, and Kurmond Road, North Richmond/Freemans Reach – rehabilitation and traffic improvement works at two locations.

Works are being undertaken using a combination of Council staff and contractors in order to a deliver a larger program of cost effective works, the Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Kim Ford explained.

“We are getting on with the job with upgrading roads because we know how important the roads are to our community,” Mayor Ford said.

Council funded projects:
 Branders Lane, North Richmond – road rehabilitation – Council funded – completed – $132,500
 Mileham Street, South Windsor – road rehabilitation – Council funded – completed – $188,000
 Neich Road and Boundary Road, Maraylya – improvement works – Community Partnership and Council funded – completed – $60,000
 Bowen Mountain Road, Bowen Mountain – Fire Evacuation Route, in progress – $235,000
 Chapel Street, Richmond – drainage system – completed – $39,000
 Windsor Street, Richmond – construct concrete dish drain in open channel – completed – $38,500
 Brennan’s Dam Road, Vineyard – road rehabilitation – Council funded – completed – $45,000

Joint Council and Roads and Maritime Services projects:
 Grose Vale Road, Kurrajong – shoulder improvement works – completed – $23,000
 Kurmond Road, North Richmond – traffic improvement works – completed – $135,000
 King Road/Sackville Road, Wilberforce – reconstruction and sealing – completed – $535,000
 Cycleway between Berger Road and Arkell Drive, Bligh Park – completed – $100,000
 Freemans Reach Road, Freemans Reach – safety improvements and rehabilitation – State Blackspot Funding – completed – $296,000

Other major works funded by Federal Roads to Recovery grants:
 Grose Wold Road, Grose Wold – reconstruction and sealing failed section – completed – $98,674
 Dunns Road, Maraylya – shoulder widening and sealing – completed – $155,000
 Kurmond Road, Freemans Reach – reconstruction and sealing – completed – $262,500
 Harris Street, South Windsor – reconstruction and sealing – completed – $96,000
 Scheyville Road, Scheyville – reconstruction and sealing – completed – $85,000
 Tennyson Road, Tennyson – road rehabilitation – in progress – $227,000
 Terrace Road, North Richmond – reconstruction and sealing – in progress – $262,000
 Tizzana Road, Ebenezer – reconstruction and sealing – in progress – $39,000