Gateway to the South - Pinch Point Program

The Gateway to the South Pinch Points Program aims to ease congestion and improve journey reliability on Sydney’s key southern corridors.

In February 2015, the NSW Government committed $300 million to address critical pinch points along the A1, A3 and A6 routes south of the M5 Motorway which includes:

  • The Princes Highway
  • King Georges Road
  • Heathcote Road
  • The Grand Parade
  • Stacey Street
  • New Illawarra Road and
  • Alfords Point Road.

The Gateway to the South Pinch Points program focuses on short to medium term solutions to improve travel time and reliability for all road traffic including buses and freight.

What sort of projects will be delivered?

Pinch point work – maximising capacity at key intersections which could include work such as lengthening or widening turn bays or implementing turn restrictions. More than 20 intersections have been identified for further investigation and potential upgrades.

Map showing the locations of more than 20 intersections that have been identified for further investigation and potential upgrades. The intersections are listed in the text.
  1. Stacey Street, Stanley Street & Salvia Avenue, Bankstown
  2. Stacey Street between Stanley Street & Macauley Avenue, Bankstown
  3. Fairford Road, Stacey Street & Macauley Avenue, Bankstown
  4. Alfords Point Road between the Georges River and Brushwood Drive
  5. New Illawarra Road, Menai Shops
  6. Heathcote Road and New Illawarra Road, Lucas Heights
  7. Princes Highway & Heathcote Road, Engadine
  8. King Georges Road, Broad Arrow Road & Ponyara Road, Beverley Hills
  9. King Georges Road between Stoney Creek Road and Forest Road
  10. Princes Highway & King Georges Road, Blakehurst (including improvements between Torrens Street and King Georges Road)
  11. Princes Highway & Port Hacking Road, Sylvania
  12. Princes Highway & The Boulevarde, Kirrawee
  13. Princes Highway & The Kingsway, Kirrawee
  14. Princes Highway & Oak Road, Kirrawee
  15. Princes Highway, Old Princes Highway & Acacia Road North, Kirrawee
  16. Princes Highway & President Avenue, Kirrawee
  17. Princes Highway & Railway Road, Sydenham
  18. Princes Highway, Forest Road & Wickham Road, Arncliffe
  19. Princes Highway between Lister Avenue and Ashton Street, Rockdale
  20. Princes Highway & Rockdale Plaza Drive, Rockdale
  21. Princes Highway and Rocky Point Road, Kogarah (including improvements between Gray Street and South Street)
  22. The Grand Parade & President Avenue, Monterey

Electronic message signs - provide road users with real-time information on planned events and unplanned incidents. They are placed in key locations on the network where motorists can view the information and decide if they would like to choose an alternative route.

CCTV cameras - monitor and manage traffic and allow for better communication with road users by providing real time information on traffic flow and other unforeseen events on the road network.

Funding will also be used for other development work including planning for future bus priority projects.

Program benefits

The objectives of the Program are to:

  • Reduce congestion
  • Improve travel reliability
  • Support population growth and labour accessibility to key employment centres
  • Improve road safety
  • Improve freight efficiency.

What happens next?

We are carrying out investigation work to help develop a number of proposals as part of this program. The community will be invited to give their feedback on each of the proposals during their development and we will keep the community updated on the progress of the program.

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