Five Islands Road and Springhill Road intersection upgrade, Cringila

The Australian and NSW governments are funding this $4.1 million project to improve traffic efficiency by carrying out a major upgrade of the Five Islands Road and Springhill Road intersection at Cringila.

The intersection of Five Islands Road and Springhill Road at Cringila will be upgraded to include a third right turn lane into Springhill Road.
The intersection of Five Islands Road and Springhill Road at Cringila will be upgraded to include a third right turn lane into Springhill Road.

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime will carry out a major upgrade of the intersection of Five Islands and Springhill roads at Cringila to help improve traffic flow and meet increasing traffic volumes.

Work is due to start in mid-2019 and is expected to take six months to complete.

Work to be carried out includes converting a westbound through lane on Five Islands Road to a third right-turn lane into Springhill Road.

The project will also involve changes for motorists heading east on Five Islands Road turning left into Springhill Road. The existing slip lane will be converted into a merge lane and the emergency stopping bay will be relocated further north of its current location.

Project Background

Five Islands Road and Springhill Road are State Roads that are identified as key commuter and freight routes within the Illawarra.

These roads form a critical link on the road network, catering for increasing commuter demand and increasing local industry and commercial traffic as areas such as Port Kembla continue to expand.

The intersection experiences congestion in both the AM and PM peak periods, with traffic modelling determining that the intersection is already operating near capacity.

Introducing a third right-turn lane would meet the projected traffic volumes for 2037.

Project benefits

  • The work will significantly improve the efficiency of the intersection and reduce traffic queuing
  • Cater for expected growth in traffic numbers, particularly from industry

Next steps

The work is expected to take six months and will be carried out in a number of stages to reduce the impact on motorists.

Lane closures will be used throughout construction, with much of the work to be carried out at night to limit the impact on the peak hour traffic periods.

Roads and Maritime is continuing to consult with stakeholders who may be affected during construction.

We will inform the community about traffic changes prior to work starting, including alternate routes.

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