The $127 million Dunheved Road Upgrade is fully funded by the Australian Government’s Urban Congestion Fund. The project will alleviate traffic congestion and improve safety along the corridor between Richmond Road and the Werrington Road/Christie Street intersection.

Further information regarding the Urban Congestion Fund can be found on the Australian Government’s Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications website. Go to: https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/about/national-initiatives/urban-congestion-fund.aspx

Dunheved Road Upgrade will improve an integral part of Penrith’s local road network and this project has now progressed to initial design phase.

As a result, Council recently sought community feedback on the concept design for this exciting transformation. The community consultation period held from 18 October from 12 November 2021 is now closed – thank you to everyone that took the time to give us their feedback.

How can you see the concept design?

To view the proposed Dunheved Road Upgrade concept design which shows the layout plans of the new road, see download opposite. A 3D fly through is also available to view so you can see how the upgraded road will look when finished.

Key features of Dunheved Road Upgrade include:

Note: all intersection and detour maps shown in the links below are also available at the bottom of this page.

  • New median separated four lane carriageway and shared user path between Richmond Road intersection and Werrington Road/Christie Street roundabout.
  • Upgraded signalised intersection at Richmond Road – see how it will look here.
  • Upgraded intersection at Trinity Drive – see more detail here. The new vehicle access arrangements at this intersection are also shown in detail here and here.
  • Upgraded intersection at Tasman Street – see more detail here. The new vehicle access arrangements at this intersection are also show in detail here.
  • New single lane roundabout at Tasman Street and Eton Road intersection – see more detail here.
  • Upgraded signalised intersection at the western end of Greenbank Drive. See how it will look here.
  • Upgraded signalised intersection at the eastern end of Greenbank Drive and Francis Street. See how it will look here.
  • New signalised intersection at Lavin Crescent and new westbound driveway entrance into shopping area next to Lavin Crescent. See how it will look here.
  • Upgraded signalised intersection at Henry Lawson Avenue - see more detail here. The new vehicle access arrangements at this intersection are also show in detail here.
  • New single lane roundabout at Madigan Drive at Henry Lawson Avenue intersection to assist residential access back towards Lockyer Avenue. See how it will look here.
  • Upgraded driveway entrances into the Werrington County Shopping Village - see more detail here. The new vehicle access arrangements at this intersection are also show in detail here and here.
  • New signalised intersections at John Oxley Avenue. See how it will look here.
  • New signalised intersections at John Batman Avenue. See more detail here. The new vehicle access arrangements at this intersection are also show in detail here.
  • New single lane roundabout to Ovens Drive at John Batman Avenue. See more detail here.
  • New four lane carriageway integration into existing roundabout at Werrington Road/Christie Street. See how it will look here.
  • New two-lane eastbound bridge across Werrington Creek and new shared path bridge. Upgrade of the existing Werrington Creek bridge into two-lane westbound bridge.

Dunheved Road Upgrade has been keenly anticipated by the community because it will relieve congestion, improve community access and contribute to safety and efficiency for road users in the area.

What are the next steps?

  • Council is currently developing a community consultation report based on the feedback received during the October/November 2021 consultation period. This report will be available in early 2022.
  • Display of Final Design and Review of Environmental Factors estimated to occur in mid 2022
  • Start of works on site early 2023

Have a question?

Please contact Council on 02 4732 7777 to speak to our Customer Experience Staff or email the project team at DunhevedRoadUpgrade@penrith.city if you require further information about Dunheved Road Upgrade.