Easing congestion at major Caringbah intersection
11 December 2018
Motorists and pedestrians in Caringbah will experience reduced congestion and increased safety, with work starting in February to improve the intersection of Taren Point Road, The Boulevarde and Captain Cook Drive, Cronulla MP Mark Speakman and Miranda MP Eleni Petinos announced today.
“Around 70,000 vehicles travel through this intersection daily, with southbound motorists on Taren Point Road experiencing significant delays when trying to turn right into The Boulevarde,” Mr Speakman said.
“This project will ease congestion by widening Taren Point Road to include an additional right turn lane heading south into The Boulevarde heading west, which will help deliver faster journeys for road users heading towards Miranda, Gymea, Kirrawee, Sutherland and beyond,” said Mr Speakman.
“More than 1,600 students attend nearby Endeavour Sports and Caringbah High Schools, making this intersection a major hub for pedestrians as well, particularly during morning and afternoon pick-up and drop-off times,” Ms Petinos said.
“The upgrade includes relocating and widening the pedestrian crossings on The Boulevarde, and replacing the footpath and fencing along the north-west corner of the intersection.
“New pedestrian crossing lights will be installed and the intersection will be resurfaced with new line markings, including on each of the four pedestrian crossings, to make it safer and easier for people to cross the road.”
Ms Petinos said Roads and Maritime Services is working closely with the local schools to ensure students, parents and teachers are kept informed as the work progresses and as little disruption as possible occurs.
“Traffic controllers will be on site when required, to help ensure students and other pedestrians cross safely. When work starts on the existing crossings, well-marked, alternative pedestrian crossings will be in place,” Mr Speakman said.
Work is expected to start on 1 February 2019 and take up to eight months to complete.
Work will be carried out on weekdays between 7am and 6pm, and between 8am and 1pm on Saturday.
Work may also take place on up to five nights a week between 8pm and 5am from Sunday to Thursday, weather permitting and excluding public holidays.
More information about the project is available on the South Sydney page.