Upgrading Linden Street, Sutherland

The NSW Government has a plan to bust congestion on Linden Street by adding an extra lane between River Road and Leonay Street, Sutherland to give you back up to eight minutes of your own time every day.

Artists impression of Linden Street upgrade
Artists impression of Linden Street upgrade

Announcements

Roads and Maritime Services would like to thank everyone who gave us feedback on the Linden Street proposal during July and August 2019. We received over 600 pieces of feedback about a range of issues.  

It will take a few months to finalise our responses to this feedback and we ask you to be patient during this process. We will respond online in a consultation report, which we hope to make available to the public by the end of the year.

In the meantime, for more information please view or download the July 2019 notification (PDF, 1.47Mb) or refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page for the project.

Project background

The Linden Street corridor is a key east-west connection between Bangor Bypass and Princes Highway. It is used by around 6,000 motorists and 500 bus passengers an hour in peak periods and is crucial to keeping people moving around the Sutherland Shire and Greater Sydney.

Right now, motorists struggle to get through this “pinch point” in peak periods and are left sitting in a queue of traffic. To help get you where you need to be, Roads and Maritime is upgrading three intersections along the corridor. These are:

  • Upgrades at River Road and Linden Street
  • Upgrades at Linden Street and Leonay Street
  • Upgrades at Linden Street and The Grand Parade.

Project benefits

  • Saving up to eight minutes on a daily return journey in busy periods between Menai and Sutherland.
  • Getting traffic moving on this critical corridor by reducing congestion and improving traffic flow at this pinch point.
  • Improving safety for road users


 

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Project features

Upgrades at River Road and Linden Street

  • Road widening to provide an extra through lane for traffic heading south towards Sutherland.
  • Moving the existing concrete median and traffic islands to create space for the extra lane.
  • Changing the road markings on Linden Street so both lanes can turn right onto River Road to head north towards Menai.
  • Removing the left turn from Linden Street into Galga Street to improve safety and reduce the risk of collision.
  • Redirecting the existing footpath running alongside Linden Street through Galga Street and Oakwood Street to allow room for the extra lane.
  • Adjusting the traffic light phasing to give more green light time to the busiest parts of the intersection.
  • Tree removal, trimming and landscaping.

Upgrades at Linden Street and Leonay Street

  • Road widening to create an extra lane for traffic traveling south on Linden Street towards Sutherland.
  • Moving the existing concrete median and traffic lights to create space for the extra lane.
  • Adding right-turn arrows to the Leonay Street traffic signals to allow easier and safer right turns onto Linden Street.
  • Tree removal, trimming and landscaping.

Upgrades at Linden Street and The Grand Parade

  • Road widening to create an extra lane for traffic traveling north on Linden Street towards Menai.
  • Installing a traffic island so road users can only turn left and right out of The Grand Parade.
  • Adjusting the traffic light phasing, taking the time from the through movement on The Grand Parade and giving it to the busier parts of the intersection.
  • Tree removal, trimming and landscaping.

Project documents

 

Contact us

  • Phone: 1800 572 114
  • Email: g2s@rms.nsw.gov.au
  • Mail: Gateway to the South Project Team, Roads and Maritime Services, PO Box 973, Parramatta, NSW, 2124
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