The Government is upgrading access to Holsworthy Barracks as part of the $870 million Moorebank Units Relocation (MUR) Project.
Construction activities at Holsworthy Barracks commenced in December 2012, with works for the new entry to the Barracks and associated improvements to Heathcote Road now under way.
Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator David Feeney, said the changes will have a positive impact.
“Once work on the new entry is complete, the improvements are expected to reduce traffic congestion in the area by around 30 per cent and that is good news for people in the area,” Senator Feeney said.
Works will be primarily undertaken Monday to Friday between 7am-7pm, and on Saturdays between 7am-1pm. Some night works may occur intermittently throughout the project.
For the safety of motorists and construction workers, the speed limit will be reduced to 40km/h around the work site during construction.
Two lanes will remain open to traffic for the duration of these works, and traffic flows will be monitored to minimise delays.
The roadworks on Heathcote Road, between Macarthur Drive and The Avenue in Hammondville, include:
• relocating the Barracks entry from its current location close to Holsworthy Railway Station to approximately 800m south on Heathcote Road and away from the busy station precinct;
• upgrading 600 metres of Heathcote Road between the Williams Creek Bridge and railway overpass into a dual carriageway; and
• providing new drainage, street lights, pedestrian and cycle crossings, improved bicycle access, traffic signals, guardrails and landscaping.
Work on the new entry is expected to be completed later this year.
For more information about the works and the scope of the MUR Project please visit www.defence.gov.au/id/moorebank
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