Upgrade of busy Croydon Park intersection a step closer

6 September 2018

Motorists in Croydon Park are closer to enjoying faster and more reliable journeys along Georges River Road, following community consultation to upgrade the intersection at Portland Street and Lees Avenue.

Member of the Legislative Council, Scott Farlow, said the NSW Government is funding the project as part of its $300 million Urban Roads Pinch Point Program, which aims to reduce congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s busiest corridors.

“Motorists using the intersection of Georges River Road, Portland Street and Lees Avenue in Croydon Park experience regular delays and congestion, particularly during the morning and afternoon peak,” Mr Farlow said.

Mr Farlow said that after consulting with the community, Roads and Maritime Services has made further changes to improve the intersection for pedestrians and motorists.

“The left turn on red movements at the intersection will be removed as part of the project, and pedestrian safety will be increased by adding a red left arrow at the traffic lights,” Mr Farlow said.

“It’s great the community has had their say. This intersection is on a busy stretch of road, used by hundreds of motorists heading east towards Ashfield and west towards Punchbowl.”

Mr Farlow said next steps include the development of the final design, with investigation work to continue at the intersection this month.

“The upgrade will remove a concrete median and extend parking restrictions on Lees Avenue, to make room for dedicated left, through and right lanes for motorists travelling north and one lane for motorists heading south,” Mr Farlow said.

“Adding a ‘No Right Turn’ sign to restrict traffic turning from Portland Street into Georges River Road will also improve safety and traffic flow.

“A community consultation report was prepared, which includes responses from Roads and Maritime to community feedback. The community will be informed and updated as the proposal progresses and designs are finalised.”

Roads and Maritime will be on site between Tuesday 18 September and Tuesday 18 December, weather permitting, to carry out further investigation work.

To minimise the impact on motorists, work will be carried out between from 8pm to 5am from Sunday to Friday. Lane closures will be in place during the work and may affect travel times.

For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

For more information about this project and the $300 million Urban Roads Pinch Point Program, visit the Intersection improvements on Georges River Road, Portland Street and Lees Avenue, Croydon Park page.

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