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.

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Roads and Maritime is carrying 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.

The work started 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.

Work completed to date includes:

  • road resurfacing
  • removal of the centre median on Springhill Road
  • construction of a site compound
  • relocation of the shared bicycle footpath

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

Reduced speed limits and intermittent lane closures will be in place as the work progresses.

Night work will be carried out on Sunday to Thursday nights (except public holidays) between 7pm and 5am, weather permitting, until the end of the upgrade project.

Work will also continue on weekdays on both roads at the intersection between 9.30am and 3pm, weather permitting.

Outside of these hours, the speed limit on both Springhill and Five Islands roads approaching the intersection, will be reduced from 80 km/h to 60 km/h until the project is complete.

Motorists should drive to the conditions, and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.

For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

We will continue to keep the community informed and the project progresses.

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