Work starts to improve busy Sylvania intersection
18 May 2018
Improvements along the Princes Highway through Sydney’s south are ramping up with work at the intersection with Port Hacking Road at Sylvania starting in mid-May.
Ms Petinos said the work is being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $100 million Congestion and Safety and $300 million Gateway to the South Pinch Point programs which aim to improve traffic flow on Sydney’s key corridors.
“The intersection of the Princes Highway and Port Hacking Road is one of the busiest in southern Sydney, with around 6500 vehicles using the intersection in the morning and afternoon peaks,” Ms Petinos said.
“Motorists travelling along the Princes Highway towards Gymea and Kirrawee often experience heavy traffic conditions so widening the highway to lengthen the third westbound through lane will improve traffic flow.
“Work will also be carried out to relocate the existing bus shelter and build a new indented bus bay along the Princes Highway near Florida Street to provide more lane capacity for motorists travelling towards Tom Ugly’s Bridge.
“Crews will also install a pedestrian crossing at Madeira Street, resurface the road, relocate directional signs as well as paint new road markings and install new signs.”
Ms Petinos said crews will be onsite for around 95 night and 45 day shifts from Wednesday 16 May to Thursday 20 December, excluding public holidays and weather permitting.
Day work will be carried out between 6am and 5pm on weekdays and between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays.
Night work will be carried out between 7pm and 5am Sunday to Friday.
“Work may be noisy at times but all measures will be taken to minimise impact to residents, including completing the noisier tasks by midnight,” Ms Petinos said.
“Temporary traffic changes will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists including lanes closures.
“I thank the community for their patience while this essential improvement work is carried out.”
Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and follow the direction of signs and traffic control.
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