Have a say on intersection improvements at Blakehurst
3 October 2017
Members of the community are encouraged to provide feedback on a new proposal to improve traffic flow on Stuart Street at the intersection of the Princes Highway and King Georges Road at Blakehurst.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the proposed improvements will be delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $300 million Gateway to the South Pinch Point Program which aims to reduce congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s key southern corridors.
“The community was asked to provide comment on the original proposal in December 2015 and January 2016 and following comprehensive feedback from the community, Roads and Maritime Services went back to the drawing board,” the spokesperson said.
“Roads and Maritime listened to the community and is inviting feedback on a revised design to install a concrete median eastbound on Stuart Street.
“The proposal aims to improve traffic flow for the high volumes of vehicles travelling through the intersection of the Princes Highway and King Georges Road at Blakehurst.
“The proposed improvements include building a concrete median which will change access for vehicles travelling out of Stuart Street on to the Princes Highway and King Georges Road.
“Access will be maintained for vehicles travelling from the Princes Highway and King Georges Road on to Stuart Street.”
The spokesperson said as part of the proposal, vehicles exiting Stuart Street will be redirected via alternative routes to provide a number of benefits for motorists travelling through the busy area.
“The proposed changes will increase efficiency at the intersection of the Princes Highway and King Georges Road and improve safety for motorists turning into Stuart Street and King Georges Road from the Princes Highway,” the spokesperson said.
“The changes will also reduce travel times and the instances of queueing vehicles through the intersection.”
“Roads and Maritime will continue to keep the community updated as the project progresses.”
Feedback on the proposed improvements is invited until Friday 20 October and will be considered when finalising the proposal.
Comments can be provided by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to Ventia Boral Amey Joint Venture C&SE, PO Box 838 Rockdale NSW 2216.