Update on $2.5M Taren Point Road Pinch Point Works

3 July 2014

Update on $2.5M Taren Point Road Pinch Point Works

Work is expected to be finished by September on stage 2 of the $2.5 million project to upgrade Taren Point Road and environs under the NSW government’s $246 million pinch point program. That program aims to reduce delays, manage congestion and maintain travel times on Sydney’s main roads particularly during week day peak periods.

Stage 1 of the project was completed in August 2013. It extended various right turn lanes to northbound and southbound traffic in Taren Point Road between Parraweena Road and the Kingsway.

The stage 2 works involve upgrading the intersection of Taren Point Road, Toorak Avenue and Holt Road at Taren Point. Some work has been completed, with extensions to existing right turn bays heading north and south on Taren Point Road. Further work will provide a 40 metre left turn slip-lane from Taren Point Road southbound into Toorak Avenue and will also upgrade Toorak Avenue and Holt Road.

The project should reduce delays and improve safety, particularly during the peak periods, for:

  • Northbound and southbound motorists on Taren Point Road.
  • Westbound motorists on Toorak Avenue.
  • Eastbound motorists on Holt Road.
  • Westbound motorists on Parraweena Road.

I have been dissatisfied with the apparent stalling of work over the last few months. In response, Parliamentary Secretary for Roads and Transport, Ray Williams MP, has been out to inspect the incomplete state of works.

I am pleased that work started again yesterday and will now be complete in the coming months.

View the original media release (PDF).

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