Smithfield Road Upgrade

Project Overview

The Smithfield Road Upgrade Project included a range of modifications to Smithfield Road, from Elizabeth Drive to the Polding Street / Cumberland Highway intersection. The 5km length of roadworks aimed to improve traffic flow by widening Smithfield Road to two lanes of traffic in each direction. The project included a range of works in order of priority as shown in the sections below:

• Priority 1 Package 1: Elizabeth Drive/ Smithfield Road Intersection upgrade.

•Priority 1 Package 4: Re-align Richards Road with the entrance to Fairfield Showground.

• Priority 2 Package 5: Road widening south of the intersection with Dunstan Street and upgrade at the intersection of Dunstan Street.

• Priority 2 Package 5: Upgrade of Smithfield Road intersections at Beavors Street and Berry Street.

Fast Facts

  • ClientFairfield City Council
  • LocationFairfield, NSW
  • Year of construction2020

Scope of works

Priority 1 Package 1: Elizabeth Drive / Smithfield Road Intersection Upgrade:

  • Road widening and traffic island relocations for additional lanes in Smithfield Road at the intersection of Elizabeth Drive
  • Upgrading the traffic signals and pedestrian crossing facilities
  • Relocating and/or upgrading utility services as required by the new road layouts
  • Relocating and/or upgrading drainage services as required by the new road layouts
  • Line marking and sign posting
  • Minor landscaping including tree removal

Priority 1 Package 4: Re-align Richards Road with the entrance to Fairfield Showground:

  • Road realignment and road widening for a new signalised intersection in Smithfield Road at the intersection with the Fairfield Showground entrance and realigned Richards Road
  • Creating a new roundabout in Richards Road at the intersection with Winburndale Road, that is coordinated with the realignment of Richards Road for the new signalised intersection at the Fairfield Showground entrance
  • Relocating and/or upgrading utility services as required by the new road layouts
  • Relocating and/or upgrading drainage services as required by the new road layouts
  • Line marking and sign posting
  • Minor landscaping including tree removal

Priority 2 Package 5: Dunstan, Berry to Beavors Intersection Upgrade:

  • Road widening and traffic island relocations for additional lanes in Smithfield Road
  • Relocating and/or upgrading of utility services as required by the new road layouts
  • Relocating and/or upgrading drainage services as required by the new road layouts
  • Line marking and sign posting
  • Minor landscaping including tree removal

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