Have your say on the plans for Sutherland 'Pinch Point'

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Member for Heathcote Lee Evans and Member for Miranda Eleni Petinos today advised motorists and residents around the Linden Street 'pinch point' at Sutherland are encouraged to have their say on plans which could reduce travel times by up to eight minutes.

The project was announced in February this year as part of the NSW Government's $450 million investment towards removing 12 'pinch points' across Sydney.

Mr Evans said the NSW Government commitment will benefit around 65,000 motorists every day.

"The Linden Street corridor, a key east-west connection between the Princes Highway and the Bangor Bypass, sees motorists travelling between Menai and Sutherland sitting in traffic that's banked up by around a kilometre during peak hour," Mr Evans said.

"The community now has an opportunity to comment on the plans which will deliver time savings of up to eight minutes a day for some commuters.

"Thousands of motorists who use this road each day are expected to have safer, more reliable, and shorter trips as part of the improvements, giving more time to do the things they love, and less time in traffic."

Member for Miranda Eleni Petinos said that during peak periods, around 6,000 motorists and 500 bus passengers each hour use the corridor, which is crucial to keeping people moving around the Sutherland Shire.

"The proposed improvements include work at the intersections of Linden Street and River Road, Linden and Leonay streets and at Linden Street and The Grand Parade," Ms Petinos said.

"Plans to bust congestion also include adding an extra lane to Linden Street between River Road and Leonay Street, and making changes to traffic movements along this 500 metre stretch of road.

"Traffic lights will also be adjusted to give more 'green time' for the busiest queues of traffic, and deliver improvements to benefit local pedestrians and cyclists."

Mr Evans said there are many ways that people can see the plans in more detail and provide feedback.

"Visit www.rms.work/Linden to complete the online survey, find out more about the project and have your say by 5pm Monday 19 August," Mr Evans said.

"The project team will also be in the community to answer questions at 'Club on East' at Sutherland from 4 to 7pm on Thursday 1 August, and from 10am to 1pm on Saturday 3 August.

"You can also have your say at Menai Marketplace from 4 to 7pm on Thursday 8 August and from 10am to 1pm on Saturday 10 August.

"There's also the option to call 1800 572 114 during business hours, emailing the team on g2s@rms.nsw.gov.au or write to PO Box 973 Parramatta NSW 2124."

Motorists and the local community will be kept updated as the projects progresses.

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