Intersection upgrades to boost safety on Cleveland Street on the way
23 February 2021
Motorists travelling along Cleveland Street in Sydney’s east will experience safer journeys following the completion of safety improvement work between City Road at Camperdown and Anzac Parade at Moore Park starting in the coming months.
A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the corridor is a key east-west connection on the outskirts of Sydney's CBD linking Camperdown and Moore Park.
"With more than 49,000 motorists using Cleveland Street every day, Transport for NSW is carrying out these improvements to boost safety, as well as improve travel time and ease congestion," the spokesperson said.
"Transport for NSW carried out an investigation of the corridor which showed there have been 217 reported crashes resulting in 42 serious injuries and one fatality from 2014 to 2019.
"Around 12 per cent of these incidents can be attributed to motorists turning right in to various streets from Cleveland Street and over 30 per cent were rear end crashes."
To reduce the likelihood and severity future crashes, Transport for NSW will remove right turns at four intersections where the percentage of right turn crashes is significantly higher, and will upgrade the traffic lights at five intersections with left turn arrows to allow pedestrians to cross the street safely.
The speed limit will also be reduced to 40km/h along Cleveland Street between City Road and Anzac Parade.
These improvements are the most effective ways to improve safety for motorists and pedestrians who use this corridor every day.
Before this work is carried out, Transport for NSW invites the community to comment on how they use Cleveland Street via an online survey.
The survey will be open from Tuesday 16 February until close of business on Tuesday 2 March.
Work is on track to start in the coming months.
For more information about this work visit the Cleveland Street, Surry Hills safety improvements project page.