Development and costings of a business case for a future upgrade of New Line Road in Sydney’s north-west is now underway.

The business case will investigate upgrading it to a four-lane divided carriageway and replacing the current combination of divided dual and single carriageways.

New Line Road extends 6.2 kilometres from Castle Hill Road in West Pennant Hills to Old Northern Road in Dural.

Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said a business case was critical to shaping future upgarde decisions.

“Sydney is an ever-growing city and boosting traffic flow along New Line Road would bust congestion and get people home sooner and safer,” Mr Tudge said.

“An upgraded New Line Road would improve safety, and capacity for the growing population of Sydney’s north-west.”

Federal Member for Berowra Julian Leeser said current traffic conditions warranted an investigation of the quality of the road.

“At the election I promised to put Federal money on the table so we could thoroughly plan for the widening of New Line Road for State Government investment. My role was to to encourage the State Government to invest in the widening of New Line Road.

“New Line Road is a major bottleneck in the electorate, causing issues with traffic flows as well as pedestrian safety, and this is the first step in making peoples lives better,” Mr Leeser said.

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