Intersection improvements on Kingsway and Elouera Road, Cronulla

The NSW Government is funding this project at the intersection of Kingsway and Elouera Road as part of its $100 million Congestion and Safety Program which aims to ease congestion and improve journey reliability on Sydney’s key road corridors.

Artist impression of Peryman Square after work is complete
Artist impression of Peryman Square after work is complete

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services is delivering intersection upgrades to improve traffic flow and reduce delays at the intersection of Kingsway and Elouera Road in Cronulla.

Early works will be carried out from Sunday 9 December until Sunday 23 December 2018, weather permitting.

We will be on site between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, for 20 day shifts. We will also be working 15 night shifts, between 8pm and 5am from Sunday to Thursday.

We are also asking for community feedback on alternative parking arrangements, landscaping at Peryman Square and our work schedule by Monday 17 December 2018 before we come back in 2019 to complete the major work as part of this upgrade.

For more information please view or download the November Community Update (PDF, 2.16Mb).

Project background

Road users currently experience significant delays turning right from Elouera Road onto the Kingsway, particularly in peak periods. Currently, traffic at this intersection builds up, blocking the through-lane and creating a ‘pinch point’.

We are upgrading this intersection to add an additional right-turn lane to help reduce congestion and fix this local pinch point.

When the work is complete, around seven extra cars will be able to fit in the new right turn lane, which increases capacity at this intersection and gets traffic moving again.

To minimise the impact on the local community we are planning our work in stages. The first stage of work will begin early December and should be finished before Sunday 23 December, 2018. We’ll be relocating two accessible car parking spaces on Elouera Road further north, towards Mitchell Road and the pedestrian footpaths down towards Cronulla beach, resurfacing and asphalting the Kingsway (eastbound) and adjusting the kerb and pram ramps opposite Peryman Square. We’ll return to work in mid-2019, and aim to complete the full project by late 2019.

We know the Bali memorial is important to the local community and want to assure residents that our work will not affect the memorial or visitor access. The current visual appeal of Peryman Square will also be maintained.

We are asking for your feedback on our work schedule, alternative parking arrangements and landscaping options for Perryman Square. More information on these options can be found in the give us your feedback section (below) and in our November Community Update.

Project map

Project features

  • Duplicating the right turn lane from Elouera Road into Kingsway
  • Removing up to 15 parking spaces on the southbound lane on Elouera Road to allow for road widening work
  • Installing an on-road cycle lane to connect Elouera Road with the existing Gerrale Street cycle lane to facilitate active transport in the area
  • Adjusting the kerb and pram ramps opposite the Peryman Square entrance to improve pedestrian safety
  • Moving two accessible parking spaces further north towards Mitchell Road and existing pedestrian footpaths headed down towards the beach
  • Moving the traffic lights at the entrance of Peryman Square
  • Establishing the new Peryman Square entrance
  • Utility and drainage work
  • Road resurfacing, linemarking and asphalting.

Project benefits

  • Reduce congestion and improve travel times
  • Reduce queuing times for vehicles turning right from Elouera Road into the Kingsway
  • Reduce the likelihood of right turning traffic banking up and blocking the Elouera Road through lane
  • Improve traffic flow and travel-time reliability for motorists
  • Provide safe, active transport links for cyclists and walkers.

Next steps

We will be on site between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, for 20 day shifts. We will also be working 15 night shifts, between 8pm and 5am from Sunday to Thursday.

Work will be carried out from Sunday 9 December until Sunday 23 December 2018, weather permitting.

Give us your feedback

We are seeking your feedback on alternative parking arrangements, landscaping at Peryman Square and our work schedule. Please submit your comments or suggestions on these topics by 5pm Monday 17 December 2018.

Alternate parking arrangements

The widening of Elouera Road will affect up to 15 car parking spaces. We are working with Sutherland Shire Council to ensure we offset as many of these spaces as we can. We are asking for your feedback on proposed alternative parking arrangements, which could include:

  1. Converting existing green space at the rear of the Mitchell Road car park. This would fully offset the loss of the 15 Elouera Road parking spaces
  2. Change the existing untimed parking spaces on Mitchell Road, near Elouera Road, to four hour timed parking. This would offset the loss of 13 timed spaces from Elouera Road
  3. Move parking spaces on Mitchell Road, from Burke Road south to Prince Street, from the west side of the road to the east side of the road. This would create an extra seven untimed spaces to partially offset the loss of parking on Elouera Road.

Landscaping work

The intersection widening may affect the position of existing garden beds at Peryman Square. We will be landscaping this area when work is complete and are seeking your feedback on preferences for retaining the beds and their plantings as they are today, or establishing new beds for native plants, shrubs and flowers.

Work schedule

We always aim to schedule our work to minimise disruption to traffic, limit noise and maintain access to places like beaches and businesses, which is why most of the intersection improvement work will take place in 2019. In order to complete the work as quickly as possible we are proposing to work up to five nights and six days a week. We welcome your comments on this proposal.

Speak to the project team

'Pop-up kiosk' outside Cronulla Post Office

Cronulla Mall
41 Cronulla Street
Cronulla

  • Thursday, 6 December 4pm – 7pm
  • Saturday, 8 December 10am – 1pm
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