Traffic flow along a busy local route in the Shire is set to be improved with a contractor locked in to deliver upgrades for Linden Street at Sutherland.

Fulton Hogan will partner with Transport for NSW to deliver the improvements under the NSW Government’s $450 million Pinch Point Program.

Linden Street is a key east-west connection between the Bangor Bypass and the Princes Highway which is used by around 600 motorists and 500 bus passengers per hour in peak periods.

This upgrade is crucial to keep motorists moving through this 500 metre-long section between Woronora Bridge and the Princes Highway during peak times.

This is why we are preparing to bust congestion on Linden Street by adding an extra southbound lane between River Road and Leonay Street to reduce peak travel times by up to eight minutes.

Transport for NSW are also planning other changes to improve safety, traffic flow and journey reliability.

The left turn from Linden Street into Galga Street will be removed while the existing footpath running alongside River Road will be directed through Galga Street and Oakwood Street to make room for the extra lane.

Right turn arrows will be added to the Leonay Street traffic signals to allow safer controlled right turns onto Linden Street.

Modifications to the Linden Street and The Grand Parade intersection will also be carried out to decrease congestion through this area.

The NSW Government has now invested more than $1.2 billion in easing congestion and improving traffic movements at critical pinch points.

For more information, visit nswroads.work/lindenstreet.