Removal of the tidal flow arrangement on Princes Highway between James Street and south of Torrens Street, Blakehurst

The NSW Government is funding this project as part of its $300 million Gateway to the South Pinch Point Program which aims to ease congestion and improve journey reliability on Sydney’s key southern corridors.

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services will be removing the tidal flow arrangement on Princes Highway between James Street and south of Torrens Street, Blakehurst.

For more information please view or download the April 2018 community update (PDF, 1.63Mb).

Project background

Roads and Maritime Services will be removing the tidal flow arrangement on Princes Highway between James Street and south of Torrens Street, Blakehurst.

The current tidal flow arrangement allows traffic on one lane of Princes Highway to travel in either direction between James Street and south of Torrens Street, depending on traffic conditions. It improves the flow of traffic during peak periods by altering its direction to accommodate additional traffic. This project will provide motorists with a permanent solution to traffic congestion, by widening the road to provide an additional lane.

Key features

The work includes:

  • widening Princes Highway between James Street and south of Torrens Street to accommodate the removal of the existing tidal flow arrangement
  • removing the existing tidal flow arrangement on Princes Highway to allow a free-flow of traffic, with four northbound lanes and three southbound lanes between James Street and south of Torrens Street
  • strip acquisition of the southern verge of Todd Park, adjacent to Princes Highway, to accommodate the widening of Princes Highway
  • construction of new medians on Princes Highway and upgrade of traffic signals at the intersections of Princes Highway and Torrens Street, Water Street and Bunyala Street
  • realigning the access into Torrens Street from Princes Highway to accommodate the widening of Princes Highway
  • removal of two car parking spaces near the access into Torrens Street from Princes Highway to accommodate the realignment
  • strip and property acquisition of residential and business premises on Princes Highway to accommodate the widening of Princes Highway
  • realigning the access into Church Street from Princes Highway to accommodate the widening of Princes Highway
  • adjusting the access into the Church Street car park from Church Street, and relocating of a water bubbler to accommodate the widening on Princes Highway
  • relocating the existing north bound bus stop on Princes Highway, from south of Church Street, to closer to the Church Street car park
  • installing a new signalised pedestrian crossing on Princes Highway, south of Torrens Street
  • installing new signalised pedestrian crossings on Bunyala Road, Water Street and Torrens Street, at the Princes Highway intersections
  • adjusting existing footpaths on Princes Highway, Torrens Street and Church Street
  • upgrading and relocating the existing street lighting, utilities, signage and drainage
  • tree removal, trimming and landscaping.

Community engagement

If you have any questions or concerns about the removal of the tidal flow, you can provide your comments by Thursday, 10 May 2018, close of business by:

  • Calling our Project Manager, Elie Anthony, on 1800 572 114 during business hours
  • Emailing G2S@rms.nsw.gov.au
  • Writing to Gateway to the South Program Project Team, Roads and Maritime Services, PO Box 973, Parramatta, NSW, 2124.

We will consider all feedback and address all comments individually. We will keep you updated on construction timelines as our design progresses

For more information please view or download the April 2018 community update.

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