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 carrying out investigation work on the Princes Highway in Blakehurst. Parts of some side streets will also be included. We will be on site for three night shifts and two day shifts between Monday 25 June and Monday 30 July, weather permitting.

For more information please view or download the community update (PDF, 422Kb).

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.

Project 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.

Next steps

 Roads and Maritime Services will be carrying out investigation work on the Princes Highway in Blakehurst. Parts of some side streets will also be included. The investigation work will help to continue the design.

The work includes surveying and mapping of some underground pits. We will be digging, drilling and trenching during the night, and cutting small areas of concrete footpath during the day.

We will be on site for three night shifts and two day shifts between Monday 25 June and Monday 30 July, weather permitting. Our night work hours will be between 8pm to 5am from Sunday to Friday. Our day work hours will be from 7am to 6pm on Monday to Friday and between 8am to 1pm on Saturday.

Project contact

If you have any questions or concerns about the removal of the tidal flow, please contact our project manager, Elie Anthony, on 1800 572 114 during business hours or G2S@rms.nsw.gov.au.

For more information on our investigation, please view or download the community update,

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