The NSW and Federal Governments are jointly funding a duplication of the Richmond Bridge about 500 metres downstream of the existing bridge, alongside a range of traffic improvements. The project has also been referred to as the Third Hawkesbury River Crossing.
The preferred option includes:
- bypasses of Richmond and North Richmond town centres including a new two lane bridge over the Hawkesbury River
- six intersection improvements
- Upgrades to Londonderry Road and the Driftway, and
- a new active transport connection between Richmond and North Richmond.
|Apr 2019||Project Announcement|
|Apr 2019||The Federal Government committed $200 million to the project, with the expectation the NSW would commit $50 million.|
|Sep 2019||The NSW Government committed $50 million towards the project.|
|Jun 2021||The Federal and NSW Governments committed additional funding the the project, bringing the total project cost to $500 million. Additional funding comprised $200 million from the Federal Government and $50 million from the NSW Government.|