Intersection improvements on Georges River Road, Portland Street and Lees Avenue, Croydon Park

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.

Updates and announcements

Construction work for this project began on Sunday 31 March and we will finish our work by late June, weather permitting.

We will be on site for up to 20 night shifts and we will not work on public holidays.

You can read more about our work in our latest community update (PDF, 310Kb).

Map of the works. A detailed, larger version of this map is available in the March 2019 community update - click image to download (PDF, 309Kb).
Map of the works. A larger version of this map is available in the March 2019 community update (PDF, 309Kb).

Project background

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.

Heavy traffic on Georges River Road causes congestion and delays for road users. To improve traffic flow we will make changes to Portland Street and Lees Avenue.

To build the upgrades, we will need to demolish the existing concrete median on Lees Avenue, remove and replace the top layer of the road, install new signs and paint new line markings for the improved intersection layout.

Community benefits

  • More green light time for the busiest parts of the intersection
  • Reducing travel times and providing more reliable journeys for road users
  • Reducing congestion and improving traffic flow at the intersection particularly in peak periods
  • Improving safety for pedestrians and road users.

What is changing at the intersection?

  • Removing the existing concrete median and four parking spaces on Lees Avenue to create dedicated left, through and right turn lanes for motorists travelling north.
  • Banning the right turn from Portland Street onto Georges River Road to assist with traffic flow and improve safety at the intersection. We will also be changing the layout of Portland Street to have dedicated through and left lanes.
  • Removing the left turn on red movements at the intersection and adding left turning arrows to increase pedestrian protection at the intersection.
  • Adjusting the traffic light phasing.

Community engagement

Roads and Maritime asked the local community for feedback in June 2018. We received comments from 18 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.

What happens next?

We will be on site for up to 20 night shifts between Sunday 31 March and late June, excluding public holidays, weather permitting. Our night work hours will be between 9pm and 5am from Sunday to Thursday.

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