I am very pleased to announce that motorists will soon experience a quicker and safer trip through Kirrawee with work starting in early April on improvements to key intersections along the Princes Highway through Sydney’s south.
I’m glad to see this phase of the Gateway to the South Pinch Point Program commencing which aims to reduce congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s key southern corridors. As part of the NSW Government’s $300 million program we have already delivered the Alford’s Point Road extra lane and completed the planning work for the intersection on Princes Highway and Heathcote Road.
The improvements being delivered is great news for the thousands of motorists who use the Princes Highway through Kirrawee and this work will aim to improve efficiency and provide more reliable journey times for road users which will particularly benefit motorists during peak times.
The work will be carried out at the intersections of Acacia Road, Oak Road, Kingsway and President Avenue and in stages to minimise impact to local residents, motorists and the wider road network.
Initial work will involve setting up a site compound and stockpile area, clearing vegetation as well as installing a new water main and new utilities.
The existing median on the Princes Highway will be removed, the road resurfaced, utilities relocated and the existing pedestrian footpath widened at the intersection of the Princes Highway and Kingsway.
Work will be carried out to build a new median on the western side of the intersection on President Avenue and the southern side of the intersection on the Princes Highway and widen the kerb on the eastern side of the intersection on President Avenue.
Stage two work includes widening the road at the intersection of the Princes Highway and Kingsway to allow for the extension of the left turning lane to improve traffic flow.
Pavement work will be carried out along the footpath at the intersection of the Princes Highway and Acacia Road and access to Kenneth Avenue from the Princes Highway will be permanently closed.
Stage three will involve widening the Princes Highway between Auburn Street and Kingsway, installing a water main and connections, building a retaining wall along the Princes Highway service road between Acacia Road to Oak Road and building a new median on the eastern side of the intersection on President Avenue to improve safety.
The last stage of work on this massive project will include building a new median on the Princes Highway between Auburn Street and Kingsway as well as widening the road at the intersection of the Princes Highway and Acacia Road to allow for left turn slip lane which will further improve traffic flow.
Work will be carried out from early April until late 2019 between 7am and 6pm on weekdays and between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays, excluding public holidays and weather permitting.
Every effort will be made to minimise the impact of noise to residents and businesses and the community is thanked for its patience while work is carried out.
Traffic control and lane closures will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists.
Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and follow the direction of all signs and traffic control.
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For more information about the project visit rms.nsw.gov.au/aokp.