Smithfield Road ready to be upgraded

Work will soon begin on creating a 4-lane, 2-way carriageway along Smithfield Road, which is a win for thousands of drivers and commuters around Fairfield.

The $16.4 million upgrade will lead to less time stuck in traffic. It will provide two traffic lanes in both directions between Polding Street and Elizabeth Drive to make for more efficient and safer travel.

The project will include:

  • Creating a 4-lane, 2-way carriageway along Smithfield Road, including widening to accommodate four (4) lanes;
  • Realignment of Richards Road and the Fairfield Showground entrance with new traffic signals;
  • Additional slip lanes for left turning traffic from Smithfield Road into King Road;
  • Installing peak period parking restrictions to facilitate the movement of traffic;
  • Right turns to and from Smithfield Road will be modified at Cherokee Avenue and Waverly Street.
  • No Right turns to and from Polding Street and Smithfield Road at Waverly Street will be permitted.

Initial works like updating signage and line marking will begin in September this year, before the upgrading of major intersections and extra lanes begins around February 2018.

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