Princes Highway at Acacia Road, Oak Road, and The Kingsway, Kirrawee

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

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services have prepared a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the proposed intersection improvements on Princes Highway at Acacia Road, Oak Road and the Kingsway. The REF assesses the potential environmental impacts associated with the construction and operation of the proposed intersection improvements. We are inviting your comments on the REF by Monday 3 July 2017.

View or download the Review of Environmental Factors (PDF, 33.7Mb) and appendices (PDF, 28.9Mb) or the May 2017 Community Update (PDF, 3.32Mb) for more information and a map of the proposal.

Background

The Princes Highway is an important urban arterial road, and forms part of the A1 road corridor. The A1 connects the south coast of NSW and Wollongong to Sydney. It also provides access to major roads including the M5 Motorway, A3 King Georges Road, A36 Princes Highway (city) and M1 Pacific Highway.

Road users are currently experiencing congestion due to high volumes of vehicles travelling along the corridor and turning right at the intersections of Acacia Road, Oak Road and The Kingsway. This proposal aims to ease congestion at this intersection and improve journey reliability for all road users.

Proposal

The proposal includes:

  • permanently banning the right turn movements from Princes Highway into Oak Road (in addition to the current peak period ban)
  • widening Princes Highway on northern side to accommodate additional lanes along the road corridor
  • an additional northbound right turn lane from Princes Highway into Acacia Road
  • an additional northbound through lane on Princes Highway at Auburn Street
  • an additional southbound through lane on Princes Highway at Acacia Road
  • an additional northbound and southbound through lane on Princes Highway at Oak Road
  • an additional northbound right turn lane from Princes Highway into The Kingsway
  • extension of left turn filter lane from Princes Highway southbound into The Kingsway
  • new pedestrian crossing facilities at Oak Road intersection
  • enhancing local service road parallel to Princes Highway between Acacia Road and Oak Road
  • closing access to Kenneth Avenue to and from Princes Highway
  • removing about 115 trees along the corridor
  • installing new pavement, kerbs, drainage and signage
  • relocating other utilities
  • installing two new 750mm water mains under the service road
  • asphalting and line markings.

Benefits of the proposal

Benefits would include:

  • improved operation of Princes Highway along the corridor and at the intersections with Acacia Road, Oak Road and The Kingsway
  • improved safety at the intersections, with a reduction in the number of rear-end crashes and crashes involving motorists changing lanes
  • reduced traffic delays and a better flow of traffic for motorists at all points along the corridor.

Community engagement

Roads and Maritime is seeking feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the proposed intersection improvements along Princes Highway at Acacia Road, Oak Road and The Kingsway by Monday 3 July 2017.

We will consider all feedback and respond in a submissions report, which will be available in the months following the close of the REF display.

We will continue to liaise with the community throughout the project.

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