Easing traffic congestion in the Shire

26 September 2013

Easing traffic congestion in the Shire

NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell today announced the next stage of the Taren Point Road upgrade will begin in November and include a 110 metre extension of the right turn bay into Holt Road.

Mr O'Farrell today joined Cronulla MP Mark Speakman and Liberal candidate for Miranda Brett Thomas to inspect the stage one works which opened late last month and is already easing congestion for Sutherland Shire motorists.

"The NSW Government's pinch point program reduces congestion on our roads by targeting peak hour hotspots," Mr O'Farrell said.

"The pinch point program is all about those relatively minor projects which can make a big difference to motorists' travel times.

"Taren Point Road is a key urban arterial road to and from the Sutherland Shire and provides a major crossing over the Georges River, but due to congestion average travel times can be as low as 33km/h during peak times.

"The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has provided $2.2 million for this project - I'm delighted stage one was completed ahead of schedule and work will soon be underway on the next stage."

Cronulla MP Mark Speakman said stage two work includes extending right turn lanes for northbound and southbound traffic on Taren Point Road which reduces delays and the risk of crashes.

"These improvements will make a big difference to how traffic flows on Taren Point Road which is one of our most frustrating roads," Mr Speakman said.

Liberal candidate for Miranda Brett Thomas said he was delighted motorists from the Miranda electorate were already benefiting from the upgrade.

"This project shows the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is getting on with the job of delivering road improvements for the Shire," Mr Thomas said.

"If elected Member for Miranda I will be keep fighting for local projects like these to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion for motorists."

Work completed in stage one included extending the right turn lane from Taren Point Road northbound into Koonya Circuit, extending the right turn lane from Taren Point Road southbound into The Boulevarde and implementing a right turn ban from Parraweena Road westbound into Taren Point Road to provide two through lanes.

Stage two work will include extending the right turn bay by 110 metres on Taren Point Road southbound into Holt Road, extending the right turn bay by 60 metres on Taren Point Road northbound into Toorak Avenue and providing a 40 metre left turn slip lane on Taren Point Road southbound into Toorak Avenue.

Stage two is expected to be completed in March 2014, weather permitting.

More information on the Taren Point Road project can be found at the Taren Point Road project page.

MEDIA: Cameron Hamilton or Mark Tobin 9228 5239

View the original media release .

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