Planning progresses for Richmond Bridge duplication

04 December 2019

The community is invited to have their say on potential routes for the proposed duplication of Richmond Bridge.

Transport for NSW Executive Director Sydney John Hardwick said the Australian and NSW governments’ have allocated $250 million for the proposed duplication which will improve journeys through North Richmond and Richmond.

“Richmond Bridge is the only Hawkesbury River crossing currently serving Richmond, North Richmond and many other townships so it is essential work continues to support the growing community,” Mr Hardwick said.

“The existing bridge carries up to 31,000 vehicles each day so it is important to ensure motorists are provided with improved journeys as the region grows.

“Earlier this year, Transport for NSW established a Community Working Group which has assisted in identifying these potential routes for further investigation, based on the needs of the local community.

“The community is now invited to have their say and provide vital feedback as work continues to investigate potential routes.”

Mr Hardwick said more than 65,000 people already live in the Hawkesbury region but this number is expected to grow as the region continues to develop and expand.

“Intersection upgrades have already been completed at the intersections of Kurrajong and Old Kurrajong roads as well as Bells Line of Road, Grose Vale and Terrace roads to help reduce congestion for motorists,” Mr Hardwick said.

“Investigations are now being carried out to prepare for the March and Bosworth streets intersection upgrade which will further improve journeys.

“Transport for NSW will continue to work closely with the community and a range of key stakeholders as plans progress for the proposed duplication of Richmond Bridge.”

The community is invited to attend drop-in sessions from Wednesday 4 December at various locations to speak with the project team, provide feedback and learn more about the proposal.

Feedback on the potential routes is invited until Friday 20 December and will be considered when determining a preferred route.

Comments on the potential routes can be provided by emailing or phoning 1800 370 778.

The potential routes and information session locations can be found on the Richmond Bridge duplication and traffic improvements project page,




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