Princes Highway Railway Road intersection

Princes Highway and Railway Road, Sydenham

The NSW Government has committed over $825 million to pinch point projects which ease congestion, reduce traffic delays and improve travel times on Sydney's major roads.

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APR 2019

APR 2019Construction work begins

Construction work for this project began on Monday 29 April 2019 and will run until Friday 20 December 2019. We will be on site for up to five nights a week, we will not work on public holidays.

At night we will work between 7pm and 5am from Sunday to Thursday. We will complete as many noisy tasks as we can before midnight. Whenever possible, we will work during the day. Day work will be between 7am and 5:30pm from Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.

If you have any questions, please contact our delivery partner, Ventia Boral Amey Joint Venture on 1800 677 700 or nswenquiries@vbajv.com.au

Project information

The NSW Government is funding this project as part of its $300 million Gateway to the South Pinch Points Program, which aims to reduce congestion and improve travel time on Sydney’s key southern corridors.

When our roads are busiest there are delays turning from Railway Road onto the Princes Highway at Sydenham. To fix this, we are upgrading this intersection by adding a new right turning lane and moving the Princes Highway pedestrian crossing taking pressure off this local ‘pinch point’.

Up to 700 vehicles an hour turn from Railway Road onto the Princes Highway. Long queues and delays of more than four minutes are common in the busiest periods. To get traffic moving we are widening Railway Road to create two dedicated right turning lanes onto the Princes Highway and maintaining the existing dedicated left turning lane. We are also moving the pedestrian crossing on the Princes Highway to the other side of Railway Road. Motorists turning right will no longer have to wait for pedestrians to cross the road before they can turn. We will also adjust the traffic light phasing to give more time to the busiest parts of the intersection.

This project will:

  • Improve travel times by up to 12 hours a year for people who use this road each day when our roads are at their busiest.
  • Reduce congestion and improve traffic flow by widening Railway Road to create dual right turning lanes and maintain the current dedicated left turning lane.
  • Upgrade the pedestrian crossings and adjust the traffic light phasing to give more time each green light to the busiest parts of the intersection.
  • Improve safety for pedestrians and road users.

Pinch points are traffic congestion points, intersections or short lengths of road at which a traffic bottleneck exists slowing down the broader network. They cause a build up of traffic and travel delays at these spots and on the wider road network.

  • Widening Railway Road to provide an additional right turn lane onto the Princes Highway at Sydenham.
  • Moving the Princes Highway pedestrian crossing to the other side of Railway Road so that it lines up with a new traffic island we are installing.
  • Adjusting the traffic light phasing to give green light time to the busiest parts of the intersection.
  • Marking new lines and turning arrows on the road, removing and reinstating the footpath, and laying new asphalt.
  • Relocating utilities.
  • Removing approximately eight trees and planting 16 new trees in the nearby park.

Roads and Maritime asked for your feedback in April 2017. We received comments from nine people and have responded to all community feedback in a consultation report. We thank everyone for considering the proposal and for the time they spent to give us feedback.

Construction work will begin on Monday 29 April 2019 and will run until Friday 20 December 2019. We will be on site for up to five nights a week, we will not work on public holidays.

At night we will work between 7pm and 5am from Sunday to Thursday. We will complete as many noisy tasks as we can before midnight. Whenever possible, we will work during the day. Day work will be between 7am and 5:30pm from Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.

Key stakeholders, nearby residents and road users will continue to be kept informed as the project progresses.

Project documents

Project updates

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April 2019 project update

Turning the corner: upgrades on Princes Highway, Sydenham starting soon.

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August 2018 project update

Night investigation work at Princes Highway and Railway Road, Sydenham, from 12 August 2018.

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July 2017 - project update

Intersection improvements at Princes Highway and Railway Road, Sydenham.

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April 2017 - project update

Have Your Say on intersection improvements at Princes Highway and Railway Road, Sydenham

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Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact our delivery partner, Ventia Boral Amey Joint Venture on

Phone: 1800 677 700

Email: nswenquiries@vbajv.com.au

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