Intersection improvements on Captain Cook Drive, Taren Point Road and The Boulevarde, Caringbah

The NSW Government is funding this project to help ease congestion and improve safety in NSW.

Updates and announcements

Work is underway on improvements to the intersection of Taren Point Road, The Boulevarde and Captain Cook Drive, Caringbah. The project will deliver a new right-turn lane from Taren Point Road onto The Boulevarde and improve the safety of pedestrian crossings near Endeavour Sports and Caringbah high schools.

For more information please view or download the May 2019 project update.

Project map

Project background

In May 2018, Roads and Maritime Services announced a project to improve the intersection of Taren Point Road, The Boulevarde and Captain Cook Drive in Caringbah. This followed investigation work that took place from September 2017 to March 2018. Construction work began in February 2019.

Key features

Around 70,000 road users pass through this intersection on an average day, many of them coming from the north and turning right from Taren Point Road onto The Boulevarde to head towards Miranda, Gymea and Sutherland.

This results in queuing during the AM and PM peak periods and causes delays for motorists travelling through the intersection and congestion. Roads and Maritime will be widening Taren Point Road to provide an additional right turning lane to allow more vehicles to travel through the intersection during each traffic light phase.

The work includes:

  • Widening Taren Point Road to include an additional right turn lane southbound into The Boulevarderealigning the north-west corner of the intersection to allow for road widening, including relocating and widening the existing pedestrian crossing and kerb ramps on The Boulevarde
  • Relocating existing utilities on the south-west corner of the intersection, including replacing the existing foot path and fencing
  • Altering the two signalised pedestrian crossings on Taren Point Road, at the northern and southern ends of the intersection, to correspond with the road widening
  • Tree removal, trimming and landscaping
  • Road resurfacing and adjusting road marking.

Key benefits

The key benefits to the community include:

  • Improved journey times for road users heading from the north towards Miranda, Gymea and Sutherland
  • Easing congestion for through-traffic on Taren Point
  • Improved safety for students from Endeavour Sports and Caringbah high schools, as well as other pedestrians.

Removal and replacement of trees

The work required that we remove trees along the Endeavour Sports High fenceline. We know how important these are to the school and the local community, so we’ll be working with the school to ensure they are replaced. And we’ll go one better: for every tree we removed, we’ll plant two.

Next steps

Work is continuing on the relocation of underground utilities (power, water and communications). Widening of the road will begin soon and the project is expected to be complete in November 2019, weather permitting.

Project documents

 

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