The Grand Parade and President Avenue, Brighton-Le-Sands

Roads and Maritime Services is providing an additional right turn lane from The Grand Parade into President Avenue to improve traffic flow and safety.

Updates and announcements

In December 2016, Roads and Maritime Services finished major construction to improve traffic flow on The Grand Parade onto President Avenue.

During the coming months, the project team will complete the final stages including landscaping, the removal of the project sites and other minor work.

This work will take six shifts to complete between Wednesday 22 February and Sunday 12 March, weather permitting. Our working hours will be from 8pm to 5am, between Sundays and Fridays.

Read or download the February 2017 - project update (PDF, 269Kb) for more information.


Motorists travelling southbound on The Grand Parade are experiencing delays due to vehicles queuing in the right lane to turn into President Avenue and overflowing into the through lanes during peak periods.

The NSW Government is funding this project as part of its $300 million program which aims to ease congestion on Sydney’s key southern corridors by improving major pinch points.

The Grand Parade is a State arterial road that provides key access to Sydney’s CBD and Kingsford Smith Airport from Sydney’s southern suburbs and the Illawarra Region.

The additional right turn lane on The Grand Parade will increase capacity for cars turning right into President Avenue and allow traffic to flow more freely through the intersection.

Project objectives

  • Reduce the frequency of the right turn bay overflowing along The Grand Parade southbound at President Avenue
  • Improve the traffic flow, reduce delays and improve safety at the intersection of The Grand Parade and President Avenue
  • Minimise impacts on the surrounding environment, community and all road users
  • Improve pedestrian safety with the installation of pedestrian fencing in the centre median.

Key features

  • Providing an additional right turn lane from The Grand Parade into President Avenue
  • Relocating and consolidating the two bus stops southbound on The Grand Parade opposite Banks Street and north of President Avenue to a new location about 100 metres south of President Avenue
  • Trimming seven Norfolk Pines on The Grand Parade and removing overgrown vegetation
  • Adjusting kerb and gutter, road widening and line marking on the eastern side of The Grand Parade
  • Relocating and upgrading traffic lights, street lighting and underground utilities
  • Installing pedestrian fencing along The Grand Parade centre median between President Avenue and Banks Street
  • Improving existing pedestrian ramps
  • Removing about nine car spaces on the eastern side of The Grand Parade
  • Relocating drainage pits and repairing drainage pipes
  • Removing some of the existing raised median
  • Removing and replacing asphalt.

Community engagement

Roads and Maritime Services invited the community and key stakeholders to provide feedback on the concept design in December 2015.

The community consultation report identifies the issues and suggestions raised by the community and how they will be addressed.

In May 2016, we sought feedback on a proposal to work up to five nights a week for three months and to carry out noisier work until midnight. Following a review of feedback, we decided to proceed with the construction schedule.

The local community will be kept informed on the progress of work through the project.

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