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 Point 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 improvements will be delivered?
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.
Pinch point work - maximising capacity at key intersections which could include work such as lengthening or widening turn bays or implementing turn restrictions.
Funding will also be used for other development work including planning for future bus priority projects.
More than 20 locations have been identified as part of this program for further investigation and potential upgrades:
- Stacey Street, Stanley Street and Salvia Avenue, Bankstown
- Stacey Street between Stanley Street and Macauley Avenue, Bankstown
- Fairford Road, Stacey Street and Macauley Avenue, Bankstown
- Alfords Point Road between the Georges River and Brushwood Drive
- New Illawarra Road and Old Illawarra Road, Menai
- Heathcote Road and New Illawarra Road, Lucas Heights
- Princes Highway and Heathcote Road, Engadine
- King Georges Road, Broadarrow Road and Ponyara Road, Beverly Hills
- King Georges Road between Stoney Creek Road and Forest Road
- Princes Highway, King Georges Road and Stuart Street, Blakehurst
- Princes Highway and Port Hacking Road, Sylvania
- Princes Highway and The Boulevarde, Kirrawee
- Princes Highway at Acacia Road, Oak Road and Kingsway, Kirrawee
- Princes Highway and President Avenue, Kirrawee
- Princes Highway and Railway Road, Sydenham
- Princes Highway, Forest Road and Wickham Road, Arncliffe
- Princes Highway between Lister Avenue and Ashton Street, Rockdale
- Princes Highway and Rockdale Plaza Drive, Rockdale
- Princes Highway, Rocky Point Road and Gray Street, Kogarah
- The Grand Parade and President Avenue, Monterey
- Heathcote Road Safety Project, Engadine
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.