King Georges Road between Beverly Hills and Hurstville

The NSW Government is working to ease congestion, increase safety and improve travel times on King Georges Road, between Beverly Hills and Hurstville

Updates and announcements

Motorists currently experience significant congestion along King Georges Road between Stoney Creek Road and Forest Road, particularly during weekday peak periods.

Roads and Maritime Services asked the community to have their say on a proposal to ease congestion, increase safety and improve travel times on this important stretch of road in September 2018. We considered all responses to this consultation and decided to move forward with the widening of the road.

At that time, you told us that banning all right turns would have caused inconvenience for local residents, particularly those who needed access to Penshurst Public School and Penshurst Park Sporting hub. In response to your feedback, we investigated alternatives and now plan to construct a new right turn bay from King Georges Road, southbound, into Percival Street.

We expect to begin major construction work on this project in the second half of 2020, however we may begin some preliminary work prior to this. We will update the community before we start.

We thank everyone for considering the proposal and for the time they spent to give us feedback.

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Project background

Motorists currently experience significant congestion along King Georges Road between Stoney Creek Road and Forest Road, particularly during weekday peak periods.

In September 2018, Roads and Maritime Services asked the community to provide feedback on a proposed design to reduce congestion and improve road safety on King Georges Road for all road users.

We considered all responses to this consultation and decided to move forward with the widening of the road.

The project will widen King Georges Road between Stoney Creek Road Beverly Hills and Forest Road Hurstville, providing three lanes in each direction. This will reduce congestion and improve journey times for road users.

Your feedback and our new design

We received more than 100 responses to our original proposal. It included plans to ban right turn movements into and out of King Georges Road from George, Dudley, Clarence and Percival streets. Most of the responses related to concerns around the plan to ban these right turns. 

You told us that banning all right turns would have caused inconvenience for local residents, particularly those who needed to access to Penshurst Public School and Penshurst Park Sporting hub. In response to your feedback, we investigated alternatives and now plan to construct a new right turn bay from King Georges Road, southbound, into Percival Street.

This right turn lane will allow motorists to queue safely on King Georges Road while waiting for a break in traffic to turn right into Percival Street without impeding traffic flow in the southbound lanes. It will also maintain access to Penshurst Public School and the Penshurst Park Sporting hub.

Some changes to the median will also be made to accommodate water drainage. This design change can be seen on the map above.

The proposal to ban right turn movements into and out of George, Dudley and Clarence streets will not change, and motorists will not be able to turn right from Percival Street to travel southbound on King Georges Road. Roads and Maritime investigated removing these proposed right turn bans as well as potential changes to the intersection of King Georges Road and Forest Road however, right turning traffic contributes significantly to congestion on King Georges Road and the project’s benefit would be diminished if these turns were allowed.

Benefits

The improvements to King Georges Road between Beverly Hills and Hurstville are expected to deliver:

  • improved road safety for all road users
  • iimproved travel time and reliability
  • reduced congestion
  • increased space to allow more motorists to use the corridor
  • improved freight movements and efficiency

Permanent electronic messaging sign

Roads and Maritime is also planning to relocate the permanent electronic message sign currently on King Georges Road near Hurstville Aquatic Centre. After reviewing the options, it was determined the best location for this sign will be in front of Beverly Hills Public School. We will work with this school to minimise disruption when we relocate the sign.

Construction schedule

We expect to begin major construction work in the second half of 2020, however we may begin some preliminary work prior to this. We will work at night where possible to reduce traffic delays and disruption. We will update the community before we start.

Contact us

For more information on the planned improvements on King Georges Road between Stoney Creek Road Beverly Hills and Forest Road Hurstville, download our August project update and updated Frequently asked Questions.

You can also contact our project manager, Elie Anthony, on: 1800 572 114 or via email at G2S@rms.nsw.gov.au

 

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