Princes Highway and President Avenue, 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 is seeking feedback by Monday 3 July 2017 on a proposal to improve the intersection of Princes Highway and President Avenue, Kirrawee. View or download the May 2017 Community Update (PDF, 3.32Mb) for more information, contact details to have your say 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.

High volumes of vehicles travelling in both directions on President Avenue are reducing through fare to two lanes when turning northbound and southbound onto Princes Highway, causing congestion and delays. This proposal aims to ease congestion at this intersection and improve journey reliability for all road users.

Proposal

The proposal includes:

  • widening on the south-eastern side of the intersection and into the existing median on the eastern side of the intersection, to accommodate lengthened right and left turn lanes from President Avenue, onto Princes Highway. This would result in the removal of about six trees
  • widening into the existing median on the southern side of the intersection to accommodate a lengthened right turn lane eastbound onto President Avenue
  • widening into the existing median on the western side of the intersection to accommodate a dedicated left turn lane from President Avenue onto Princes Highway
  • introducing a peak hour right turn ban from President Avenue into Princes Highway northbound between 3pm and 7pm, Monday to Friday
  • modifying the median on the northern side of the intersection to improve safety for vehicles turning right from President Avenue northbound onto Princes Highway
  • relocating the traffic control signals in the existing median on the western side of President Avenue
  • installing new pavement, kerbs and signage
  • relocating utilities
  • asphalting and line markings.

Benefits of the proposal

 Benefits would include:

  • improved operation of Princes Highway along the corridor and at the intersection with President Avenue
  • improved safety at the intersection, 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 proposed intersection improvements at Princes Highway and President Avenue by Monday 3 July 2017.

We will carefully consider all feedback received before deciding to proceed with this proposal. A community consultation report will be prepared, summarising the matters raised and our responses.

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