Changes to King Georges Road widening after community feedback

1 August 2019

Plans to ease congestion along King Georges Road between Beverly Hills and Hurstville will now include a dedicated right turn lane for motorists turning into Percival Street, following community consultation on the widening project.

Transport for NSW Executive Director Sydney, John Hardwick, said the NSW Government has released the latest plans to help motorists save travel time between the intersections of Stoney Creek Road and Forest Road.

"The improvements are designed to deliver more reliable journeys for more than 43,000 vehicles travelling in both directions each weekday," Mr Hardwick said.

"The widening will create three lanes in each direction, separated by a concrete median, to allow more motorists to use the corridor, especially during peak times.

"Thanks to the feedback from motorists and the local community, the design has been changed to provide a dedicated turning lane on King Georges Road southbound, for motorists turning right into Percival Street.

"The right turn lane will allow motorists to queue safely on King Georges Road while waiting for a break in traffic to turn right, without blocking traffic continuing straight through. It will also maintain access to Penshurst Public School and the Penshurst Park sporting hub.

"Thank you to everyone in the community who had their say. Overall, there remains strong support for widening the road to help improve traffic flow and efficiency."

To ease congestion along the corridor, the proposal also includes banning right turns from Percival Street into King Georges Road and restricting right turn movements in to and out of George, Dudley and Clarence streets.

Work is expected to start in the second half of 2020 and is expected to take up to two years to complete, weather permitting.

The electronic message sign currently located on King Georges Road near Hurstville Aquatic Centre will be moved to a new location in front of Beverly Hills Public School.

The community will be kept up to date as the project progresses. For more information visit the project website.

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