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smithfield road upgrade

CLIENT:
Fairfield City Council

LOCATION:
Fairfield, NSW

YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION:
2019 – 2020

PROJECT VALUE:
$10M

project overview

The Smithfield Road Upgrade Project included a range of modifications to Smithfield Road, from Elizabeth Drive to the Polding Street / Cumberland Highway intersection. The 5km length of roadworks aimed to improve traffic flow by widening Smithfield Road to two lanes of traffic in each direction.

The project included a range of works in order of priority as shown in the sections below:

  • Priority 1 Package 1: Elizabeth Drive/ Smithfield Road Intersection upgrade
  • Priority 1 Package 4: Re-align Richards Road with the entrance to Fairfield Showground
  • Priority 2 Package 5: Road widening south of the intersection with Dunstan Street and upgrade at the intersection of Dunstan Street
  • Priority 2 Package 5: Upgrade of Smithfield Road intersections at Beavors Street and Berry Street
scope of works

The scope of works included:

Priority 1 Package 1: Elizabeth Drive / Smithfield Road Intersection Upgrade

  • Road widening and traffic island relocations to accommodate additional lanes in Smithfield Road at the intersection of Elizabeth Drive, and upgrading the traffic signals and pedestrian crossing facilities;
  • Relocation and/or upgrade of utility services as required by the new road layouts;
  • Relocation and/or upgrade of drainage services as required by the new road layouts;
  • Line marking and sign posting;
  • Minor landscaping including tree removal.

Priority 1 Package 4: Re-align Richards Road with the entrance to Fairfield Showground

  • Road realignment and road widening to accommodate a new signalised intersection in Smithfield Road at the intersection with the Fairfield Showground entrance and realigned Richards Road;
  • Creation of a new roundabout in Richards Road at the intersection with Winburndale Road, that is coordinated with the realignment of Richards Road for the new signalised intersection at the Fairfield Showground entrance
  • Relocation and/or upgrade of utility services as required by the new road layouts.
  • Relocation and/or upgrade of drainage services as required by the new road layouts;
  • Line marking and sign posting;
  • Minor landscaping including tree removal.

Priority 2 Package 5: Dunstan, Berry to Beavors Intersection Upgrade

  • Road widening and traffic island relocations to accommodate additional lanes in Smithfield Road;
  • Relocation and/or upgrade of utility services as required by the new road layouts;
  • Relocation and/or upgrade of drainage services as required by the new road layouts;
  • Line marking and sign posting;
  • Minor landscaping including tree removal.
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