Heathcote Road Intersection improvements

The NSW Government is funding this project 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

We will begin work on this project to deliver the improvements over a 37 week period between Monday 25 June 2018 and Thursday 28 February 2019, weather permitting. We will be on site for up to six days a week for 207 shifts and up to five nights a week for 171 shifts.

Our day work hours will be between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm Saturdays. Our night work hours will be between 8pm and 5am from Sunday to Friday. We will not be working public holidays.

For more information please view or download the June 2018 Community Update (PDF, 375Kb).

Background

The Princes Highway is the principal route linking southern coastal towns of NSW with Sydney. In a Regional context, the Princes Highway is one of three routes that cross the Georges River to link the Sutherland Shire (population 226,220) with the Sydney CBD and the inner southern and inner western suburbs of Sydney.

Currently, a large number of vehicles queue to turn right out of Heathcote Road onto the Princes Highway, causing congestion and delays at the intersection.

Road users also experience delays and queuing at the intersection of New Illawarra Road and Heathcote Road caused by the right turn lane in the morning peak period and the left turn lane in the afternoon peak period.

Project features

The proposed improvements include:

Princes Highway and Heathcote Road, Engadine

  • widening Heathcote Road to add an additional right turn lane onto Princes Highway
  • maintaining the existing left turn slip lane from Heathcote Road onto Princes Highway.

Heathcote Road and New Illawarra Road, Lucas Heights

  • widening New Ilawarra Road to add additional left and right turn lanes onto Heathcote Road
  • installing traffic signals for roads users turning left from New Illawarra Road on to Heathcote Road.

Project benefits

The project will:

  • improve the efficiency and traffic flow at the intersections
  • improve road safety and help reduce the number of crashes
  • ease congestion and improve travel time reliability.

Next steps

We will begin work on this project to deliver the improvements over a 37 week period between Monday 18 June 2018 and Thursday 28 February 2019, weather permitting. We will be on site for up to six days a week for 207 shifts and up to five nights a week for 171 shifts.

Our day work hours will be between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm Saturdays. Our night work hours will be between 8pm and 5am from Sunday to Friday. We will not be working public holidays.

For more information please view or download the June 2018 project update.

Community engagement

Roads and Maritime Services sought feedback from businesses directly impacted in June 2018 about proposed intersection improvements at Heathcote Road, Lucas Heights.

Roads and Maritime also sought feedback from local businesses, residents and stakeholders on proposed intersection improvements at Princes Highway and Heathcote Road, Engadine in June 2017.

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