Busting bottlenecks in South Sydney

Tuesday, 05 March 2019

Traffic congestion at multiple locations in South Sydney will be resolved as part of the expansion of NSW Liberals and Nationals Government’s highly successful Pinch Point Program announced by Premier Gladys Berejiklian today.

The NSW Liberals & Nationals will target pinch points in Beverly Hills, Peakhurst, Kareela and Sutherland.

Member for Oatley Mark Coure, Member for Miranda Eleni Petinos and Member for Heathcote Lee Evans welcomed the program expansion to relieve traffic bottlenecks and keep drivers moving on roads in South Sydney.

“In addition to the $40 million commitment to address the pinch point at Linden St, between River Rd and The Grand Pde, three more pinch points will be included in the program expansion,” Mr Evans said.

In Oatley, the NSW Liberals & Nationals will target the pinch points at Forest Road and Stoney Creek Road, Beverly Hills, and Forest Road at Boundary Road and Bonds Road, Peakhurst.

“These pinch points cause daily headaches for motorists so I’m thrilled they will be targeted as part of the Pinch Point Program,” Mr Coure said.

The Princes Highway at Bates Road, Kareela will also be addressed, with the construction of additional right turn lanes from Bates Road onto the Princes Highway and the extension of the right turn lanes at are already on the Princes Highway.

“Congestion costs Sydney around $6 billion each year and this is a critical long-term investment to slash travel times and improve road safety, which can only be made because we have worked hard to repair our economy and the budget,” Ms Petinos said.

The announcement is part of a $450 million investment committed by the Premier and Minister for Roads Melinda Pavey to remove 12 pinch points in Sydney.  

“We are making this investment to keep our roads moving so drivers can spend less time sitting in traffic and more time doing what they need to or what they enjoy,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“We will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to ease congestion, whether it is through proven methods such as eliminating pinch points or new technology such as drones.

In addition to this, the NSW Liberals & Nationals will invest $25 million in drone technology and virtual messaging, so more of the road network can be monitored in real time and incidents can be reported and cleared faster.

These new traffic technologies will decrease congestion and provide more efficient trips for drivers across the existing road network.