Motorists in the St George area of Sydney are set to benefit with major works starting on a $130 million upgrade to a key stretch of King Georges Road.
These works form part of the first stage of the $160 million King Georges Road upgrade, which is jointly funded by the Australian and New South Wales governments on a 50:50 basis and will improve safety, reduce congestion and cut travel times.
Work will commence between Stoney Creek Road at Beverly Hills and Forest Road at Hurstville to widen King Georges Road to three lanes in each direction separated by a concrete median.
This will deliver better traffic flow while also boosting safety.
Major side road access changes will be implemented as part of the work.
Right-hand turns in and out of George, Dudley, Clarence and Warwick streets will be removed, while a new dedicated right-turn bay will be installed on King Georges Road southbound into Percival Street to reduce the risk of collisions.
A longer dedicated right-turn lane will also be provided on King Georges Road northbound for motorists turning right onto Stoney Creek Road to reduce the frequency of stoppages around this busy intersection.
Work will be carried out from 8pm to 5am during the week, weather permitting.
The contract for major construction has been signed with Georgiou Group and completion is expected by late 2024.
For more information, visit nswroads.work/kgr.
Quotes attributable to Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King:
“The Australian Government is getting on with delivering infrastructure projects that improve congestion and safety for commuters across Australia.
“Good infrastructure investment creates jobs, builds opportunity and unlocks economic growth and productivity, which is exactly what this project will help achieve in south western Sydney.
“We look forward to working collaboratively with state and territory governments across Australia to deliver important upgrades like this.”
Quotes attributable to NSW Metropolitan Roads Minister Natalie Ward:
“This is an important piece of infrastructure especially to relieve congestion on King Georges Road during weekday peak periods.
“The goal of our road infrastructure is to make it easier for people to move around safely and in as little time as possible.
“The increased capacity of a widened King Georges Road will reduce travel times, giving hardworking individuals the chance to spend less time in traffic and more time with their loved ones.”