Early work starts on upgrade of The Grand Parade and President Avenue

1 JULY 2016

Early work has started on an upgrade of The Grand Parade and President Avenue intersection at Brighton-Le-Sands to improve travel times and reduce congestion.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the upgrade would be funded through the NSW Government’s $300 million Gateway to the South Pinch Point program, which aims to improve the travel experience for motorists on Sydney’s key southern corridors.

“The Grand Parade provides a key connection to Sydney’s southern suburbs with more than 64,000 vehicles using the road every day,” the spokesperson said.

“The intersection with President Avenue experiences high traffic volumes and through traffic is often blocked by motorists waiting to turn right from The Grand Parade.

“The project includes an additional right turn lane into President Avenue from The Grand Parade while the eastern side of The Grand Parade will be widened to improve capacity.

“The set of traffic lights will also be upgraded and relocated to improve driver visbility and safety.

“Two southbound bus stops will be consolidated and relocated about 100 metres south of President Avenue to minimise the impact on traffic flow.

“It is expected work will take about 60 shifts of night work to complete from 8pm to 5am until Thursday 6 October, weather permitting.

“Work will also be carried out from 7am to 5pm on weekdays.”

Initial activities will include site establishment, survey and drainage work and bus stop relocation.

Changed traffic conditions including lane closures and reduced speed limits will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists.

Road users should follow the direction of traffic control and allow extra travel time.

For the latest traffic updates call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

For more information on the project visit http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/sydney-south/grand-parade-president-avenue/index.html

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