Intersection improvements at Canterbury Road and New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill and Hurlstone Park

The NSW Government is funding this project as part of its $300 million Urban Roads Pinch Point Program, which aims to reduce congestion and improve travel time on Sydney’s busiest corridors.

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services will continue work on this project until around late July. For details of work completed and work coming up, please view or download the June 2019 community update (PDF, 514Kb).

Our day work hours will be between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. Our night work hours will be between 8pm and 5am from Sunday to Friday. We will not be working on public holidays.

Project background

High volumes of traffic currently travel through the intersection of New Canterbury Road, Old Canterbury Road, Canterbury Road and Griffiths Street during morning and afternoon peak periods. The high volume of traffic turning right from Canterbury Road to New Canterbury Road causes delays to northbound vehicles travelling through the intersection.


This project aims to increase capacity for vehicles turning right from Canterbury Road into New Canterbury Road, widening Canterbury Road and carrying out additional changes to turning and parking restrictions on surrounding roads to improve traffic flow and safety at the intersection.

Project features

  • Widening the eastern side of Canterbury Road about 3.5 metres between New Canterbury Road and Wattle Lane to allow for a new right-turn bay.
  • Changing the middle lane to a shared through and right turn lane on Canterbury Road.
  • Removing the existing pedestrian fence, vegetation and signs located on the eastern side of Canterbury Road.
  • Removing the left-turn slip lane on Old Canterbury Road into New Canterbury Road and the existing pedestrian refuge island.
  • Removing right turns from Canterbury Road into Wattle Lane due to safety.
  • Maintaining left and right turns from Wattle Lane into Canterbury Road.
  • Extending the ‘No Stopping’ sign eastbound on New Canterbury Road about 30 metres from the intersection and removing five parking spaces to enable right turn movements from Canterbury Road to improve traffic flow and capacity.
  • Replacing the existing ‘No Parking’ sign southbound on Old Canterbury Road with a ‘No Stopping’ sign about 25 metres from the intersection to improve traffic flow.
  • Adding morning peak ‘No Parking’ southbound on Old Canterbury Road about 35 metres after the ‘No Stopping’ sign, restricting three parking spaces, to improve traffic flow and capacity.

 What’s happening next?

  • Night work will continue along Canterbury Road and New Canterbury Road
  • Continued relocation of utilities and services
  • Demolition of existing footpaths and kerbs to allow for relocation of underground services
  • Demolition of the median island
  • Modification of traffic lights and signs
  • Construction of new footpath, kerb, road surface and pedestrian crossing
  • New line marking.

The map below shows the location and extent of the work:

Location of the work
Location of the work

Community engagement

Community consultation has now closed for the proposal and a community notification has been distributed to local residents and key stakeholders. A community consultation report is also available summarising our responses to feedback received including key matters raised.

What happens next?

Construction will continue and the project is expected to be complete by around mid 2019.

We will be working up to five nights a week to complete the work as quickly as possible and to minimise disruption to residents and road users.

We will continue to keep the community and key stakeholders updated as the project progresses.

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