THE journey for the long-awaited Erskine Park Link Road is almost over.
Roads Minister Duncan Gay's office has revealed that the 3.1-kilometre stretch of road will be completed in early June.
"Erskine Park Link Road will give a major boost to western Sydney by providing a connection between Lenore Lane and Old Wallgrove Road, unlocking hundreds of hectares of new employment land within the Western Sydney Employment Area and improving safety by redirecting trucks from residential streets to the motorways," a spokesman said.
Work on the $55 million project, which started in October 2011, includes moving utilities and bridge girder installation. The day can't come soon enough for CSR group property manager Andrew Mackenzie.
"We've been waiting for the best part of a decade," he said.
"It will provide easy access to the M7 for employees and a more efficient movement of raw materials."
He believes employees in the business hub will enjoy a smooth run when it opens.
"It will take a bit of time before people know it's completed," he said. "Initially, it will be used for industrial traffic but it will relieve pressure on the M4 and also for local traffic on Erskine Park Road."