Residents urged to have their say on Raby Road upgrades

Set for upgrade: Traffic lights will replace roundabouts at two intersections along Raby Road. Picture: Google Maps
Set for upgrade: Traffic lights will replace roundabouts at two intersections along Raby Road. Picture: Google Maps

Significant upgrades will soon be under way on one of Macarthur's busiest roads.

Camden Council has encouraged Camden and Campbelltown residents to have their say on the concept design of the upgrade of Raby Road, between Emerald Hills Boulevard and Thunderbolt Drive.

The design proposes to widen the existing two-lane rural road, creating a four-lane sub-arterial road with two lanes in each direction and traffic lights at the intersections of Gledswood Hills Drive and Thunderbolt Drive.

Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli said community feedback was important for the continuation of the project.

"We're currently the fastest growing Local Government Area in the country and we want to make sure our residents both now and, in the future, have high-quality infrastructure on their doorsteps," Cr Fedeli said.

"Raby Road is a crucial east-west link between Camden and Campbelltown areas, and I believe these works will continue to foster the growth of both areas over the next few years.

"I encourage the community to have their say about the design as we continue our work on this project."

The upgrade, along approximately 2.5 kilometres of Raby Road, extends into both Camden and Campbelltown areas, with NSW Government funding totalling $2.9 million for the complete design of the project.

Works have already started on a major upgrade to the intersections of Spitfire Drive and Eagle Vale Drive on Raby Road. The $7 million project is funded by the federal government's Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, which aims to support population growth and access across the region.

Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic said the upgrades would ensure an efficient and safe traffic flow on the busy road which provides a connection for people travelling to work via the Hume Highway.

"New tree plantings on the corner of Raby Road and Eagle Vale Drive will also enhance the visual appeal of the area and reflect the pride residents have in their local community," he said.

Works include replacing the roundabouts at Eagle Vale Drive and Spitfire Drive intersections with traffic lights, a new pathway, slip lanes, retaining wall extension and landscaping.

The upgrades are scheduled for completion by December next year.

For more information and to have your say, Camden residents can visit camden.nsw.gov.au.

Campbelltown residents who would like to have their say are encouraged to visit the Campbelltown Council website for details.