Stage two reduces congestion on Taren Point Road

18 November 2013

Stage two work starts to reduce congestion on Taren Point Road

Stage 2 of the Taren Point Road pinch point works starts this Sunday 24 November and is expected to be completed by March next year, weather permitting. Work will be carried out between 8pm and 5am to reduce impact on motorists.

The pinch point works will reduce congestion and improve traffic flow – and that means a smoother journey for motorists.

The stage 2 works will upgrade the intersection of Taren Point Road, Toorak Avenue and Holt Road at Taren Point. Roads and Maritime Services will extend the right turn bay southbound into Holt Road by 110 metres, extend the right turn bay by 60 metres on Taren Point Road northbound into Toorak Avenue and provide a 40 metre left turn slip lane southbound into Toorak Avenue.

Stage 1 work was completed in August. It extended right turn lanes for northbound and southbound traffic further down Taren Point Road.

The NSW government has provided $2.5 million to upgrade this vital Southern Sydney intersection as part of the $246 million pinch point program which aims to reduce congestion and improve times on key Sydney roads.

Average travel speeds along Taren Point Road can be as low as 33km/h during peak times , which is why these improvements are so important for our area.

More information on the $246 million pinch point program including work on Taren Point

Road is available at at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects.

Media Contact: 9526 8377

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