Princes Highway and Heathcote Road, Engadine

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

Roads and Maritime Services invited feedback in June on intersection improvements at the Princes Highway and Heathcote Road.

View or download the Community consultation report (PDF, 833Kb) summarising the feedback and responses, including a Community notification (PDF, 464Kb) that was distributed to local residents.

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, there are a large number of vehicles turning right out of Heathcote Road onto Princes Highway southbound, causing congestion and delays for road users through the intersection.

Project

This project includes:

  • adding a short lane eastbound on Heathcote Road for traffic going straight ahead or turning right
  • keeping the existing left turn slip lane from Heathcote Road onto Princes Highway
  • keeping the existing left turn slip lane from Princes Highway onto Heathcote Road.

Benefits of the project

Increasing the capacity for right turning vehicles onto the Princes Highway from Heathcote Road will allow for improved traffic flow at this intersection, including reduced delays for road users turning left onto the Princes Highway from Heathcote Road.

Community engagement

Roads and Maritime sought feedback on proposed intersection improvements at the Princes Highway and Heathcote Road in June 2017.

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