Easing congestion at the busy Croydon Park intersection
18 July 2019
Motorists will have faster and more reliable journeys through Croydon Park, with an upgrade to the intersection of Georges River Road, Portland Street and Lees Avenue now open to traffic.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, the Hon Scott Farlow MLC said the NSW Government delivered the project as part of its $300 million Urban Roads Pinch Point Program, to reduce congestion and improve travel times on Sydney's busiest corridors.
"The upgrade will ease congestion by providing more green light time for the busiest parts of the intersection, to help traffic flow in peak, while improving safety for pedestrians and road users," Mr Farlow said.
"These improvements will benefit hundreds of motorists that use this intersection each day, including those heading east towards Ashfield and west towards Punchbowl."
Scott Farlow said the work included removing a concrete median on Lees Avenue for greater capacity at the intersection.
"Dedicated left, through and right lanes are now available for motorists travelling north, along with one lane for motorists heading south," Mr Farlow said.
"The 'left turn on red' option at the intersection has been removed and pedestrian safety has been increased by adding a red left arrow at the traffic lights.
"Restricting right turns for traffic turning from Portland Street into Georges River Road will also improve safety and traffic flow."
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For more information about this, visit the Intersection improvements on Georges River Road, Portland Street and Lees Avenue, Croydon Park project webpage.