Intersection improvements on Georges River Road and Milton Street, Ashfield

The NSW Government is funding this proposal 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.

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services is seeking feedback until Tuesday 9 October 2018 on proposed intersection improvements at Georges River Road and Milton Street, Ashfield.

The aim of the proposal is to improve traffic flow through the intersection. This will decrease queuing and ease congestion by allowing more vehicles to travel through the intersection during each traffic light phase.

View or download the September project update (PDF, 913Kb) or more information.

Project background

The Georges River Road and Punchbowl Road corridor forms part of the NSW Government's $300 million Pinch Point Program, which aims to reduce delays, manage congestion and maintain travel times on Sydney's main roads particularly during weekday peak periods.

The intersection of Georges River Road and Milton Street, Ashfield was identified as having significant congestion issues, particularly during weekday peak periods.

The aim of the proposal is to improve traffic flow through the intersection. This will decrease queuing and ease congestion by allowing more vehicles to travel through the intersection during each traffic light phase.

Installing a pedestrian crossing on the south side of the intersection and restricting right turn movements from Milton Street into and out of nearby Blackwood Avenue will help improve safety for motorists and pedestrians.

Project benefits

  • travel time savings for motorists using the intersection, particularly during peak periods
  • reduced queue lengths and traffic delays due to a better flow of traffic through the intersection
  • improved road safety for all road users
  • improved access and mobility for pedestrians.

Project features

  • providing an additional dedicated right turn lane on Milton Street for motorists turning into Georges River Road
  • widening the eastern side of Milton Street to provide a dedicated through lane for southbound motorists on Milton Street
  • installing a pedestrian crossing on the southern side of the intersectio
  • re-aligning the south-west corner of the intersection from Milton Street to Georges River Road to provide safer access for service vehicles
  • restricting right turn movements into and out of Blackwood Avenue
  • extending existing parking restrictions to 13 car spaces on Milton Street and seven spaces on Georges River Road
  • re-aligning the shared footpath along the eastern side of Milton Street
  • re-locating the existing sandstone kerb to the new alignment on the eastern side of Milton Street
  • removal of some mature trees on Milton Street to accommodate the widening
  • modifying the existing street lighting, utilities, line marking, traffic lights and sign posting to suit the new intersection design.

Community engagement

To provide your feedback, contact the Roads and Maritime Pinch Points Program project team on 1800 572 004, or email us at pinchpoint@rms.nsw.gov.au before 9 October, 2018. All comments received will be considered in our decision making process.

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