From once rural back road to major thoroughfare

On a new journey: Blacktown Mayor Len Robinson, federal NSW Senator and Greenway MP Michelle Rowland gave Burdekin Road a big thumbs up when they inspected the upgrade last week

On a new journey: Blacktown Mayor Len Robinson, federal NSW Senator and Greenway MP Michelle Rowland gave Burdekin Road a big thumbs up when they inspected the upgrade last week

SCHOFIELDS is on the road to improved traffic flow and safety thanks to the completion of the $4.55 million Burdekin Road upgrade from Walker Street to Railway Terrace.

The federal government's community infrastructure grant funded reconstruction between Walker Street and Pelican Road (North) to meet the area's growing needs.

Burdekin Road is now a four-lane carriageway with new kerb and gutter, stormwater drainage, shared pathway for bicycle riders and pedestrians, path paving and improved street lighting between Walker Street and Railway Terrace.

Blacktown mayor Len Robinson said the community had been eagerly awaiting the completion of the transformation of the once rural road.

"Burdekin Road is in a busy and central location of ward one in Blacktown City," he said.

"The reconstruction has provided motorists with a safer, quicker and convenient ride.

Senator for NSW Marise Payne said the new sub-arterial road upgraded the network linking major state roads such as Garfield Road East and Sunnyholt Road.

"Burdekin Road will provide better access for about 45,500 residents and those using the relocated Schofields railway station," she said.

Burdekin Road will form part of a future link to connect to Richmond Road via Townsend Road.

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