Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians using Bangor Bypass, one of Sutherland’s busiest corridors, will experience safer and more reliable journeys under a NSW Liberals and Nationals Government.Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey says the project will see the widening of Linden Street, and the upgrading of the River Road and Linden Street intersection to allow dual right turns from Linden Street northbound.

“We want to keep traffic moving and this pinch point congestion busting will do just that.” Mrs Pavey said.

Member for Heathcote Lee Evans says the $40 million commitment is well overdue and another example of this government delivering for Southern Sydney.

“I thank all in the community who contacted me in support of this project,” Mr Evans said.

Today’s announcement is on top of the $300 million Gateway to the South program which has seen the completion of five pinch points and five underway. A further eight are in the final stages of planning. Over the next three years, The Liberals and Nationals in Government deliver projects in 22 locations.

The Liberals and Nationals in Government are delivering more than $1.5 billion dollars easing congestion on existing roads across Sydney including the $470 million M4 Smart Motorway, the $825 million pinch point program and $213 million upgrade to traffic technology systems.

Planning will commence immediately with concept designs and community consultation due to take place in the second half of this year.