Congestion-busting road link opens


NSW opens Erskine Park Link Road to ease congestion on local roads by redirecting trucks from residential streets onto motorways

July 26, 2013

A new $48 million road in western Sydney to push trucks from residential streets onto surrounding motorways has officially opened.

New South Wales Premier Barry O’Farrell today opened the Erskine Park Link Road to traffic.

The road connects Lenore Lane at Erskine Park and Old Wallgrove Road at Eastern Creek with a 3.1km four lane divided road and links western Sydney and the M7 and M4 motorways.

The new road is designed to reduce industrial traffic on the existing Erskine Park Road and adjoining local roads and improve traffic flow in western Sydney with direct connections to and from the M7.

"The Erskine Park Link Road will ease congestion on local roads by redirecting trucks from residential streets onto the M7 and M4 motorways," O’Farrell says.

"This year’s State Budget also outlined a $70 million plan to upgrade Old Wallgrove Road, which will link the Erskine Park Link Road to the M7."

Roads Minister Duncan Gay says work on the road started in October 2011 and included three intersections, drainage and road surfacing work and an 80m-long bridge across Ropes Creek.


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