New traffic lights are operational on the Camden Valley Way and Macarthur Road intersection in Elderslie, with a $5.56 million upgrade to the area now complete.
The project was part of the Camden to Narellan corridor Upgrade, needed to ensure local roads have the capacity to meet future population growth.
About 18,000 vehicles use Camden Valley Way every day with a 30 per cent increase in traffic predicted by 2040.
Hume MP Angus Taylor and Camden mayor Peter Sidgreaves inspected the upgraded intersection on Thursday, just days after the lights were first switched on.
The intersection upgrade included the installation of street lights, additional intersection lanes, longer turning and merging lanes as well as the realignment of the northern end of Macarthur Road and the relocation of underground utilities.
Work to upgrade another intersection in the Camden to Narellan corridor (Graham Hill Road and Richardson Road) has also started.
“Each intersection upgrade along the corridor is part of the enormous infrastructure investment in northern Hume, to boost the efficiency of the road network,” Mr Taylor said.
The $5.56 million Camden Valley Way – Macarthur Road intersection upgrade was jointly funded by the Australian Government and the Camden Council, with the Australian Government contributing $4.295 million and the Camden Council contributing $1.265 million.
Camden Mayor Peter Sidgreaves thanked the Australian Government and said the upgrade provided a safer corridor to Western Sydney’s growing employment and residential areas.
“These works will deliver increased capacity for the road, enabling it to be a much safer and less congested route for residents and business.”