The Australian and NSW governments are funding this $4.1 million project to improve traffic efficiency by carrying out a major upgrade of the Five Islands Road and Springhill Road intersection at Cringila.
OCT 2019Major upgrade works
Roads and Maritime is carrying out a major upgrade of the intersection of Five Islands and Springhill roads at Cringila to help improve traffic flow and meet increasing traffic volumes.More information
The first stage of work started in mid-2019 and is now complete. It has involved work to build a new median barrier on Springhill Road, relocate the shared path for the safety of pedestrians and motorists and upgrades to traffic lights to allow for an additional right turn lane.
During excavations, important utilities which were previously unidentified were discovered at the intersection. As a result the second stage of work is now expected to take up to one year.
The community will be advised before the second stage of work begins.
Work to be carried out as part of the second stage of work includes converting a westbound through lane on Five Islands Road to a third right-turn lane into Springhill Road.
The project will also involve changes for motorists heading east on Five Islands Road turning left into Springhill Road. The existing slip lane will be converted into a merge lane and the emergency stopping bay will be relocated further north of its current location.
Five Islands Road and Springhill Road are State Roads that are identified as key commuter and freight routes within the Illawarra.
These roads form a critical link on the road network, catering for increasing commuter demand and increasing local industry and commercial traffic as areas such as Port Kembla continue to expand.
The intersection experiences congestion in both the AM and PM peak periods, with traffic modelling determining that the intersection is already operating near capacity.
Introducing a third right-turn lane would meet the projected traffic volumes for 2037.
- The work will significantly improve the efficiency of the intersection and reduce traffic queuing
- Cater for expected growth in traffic numbers, particularly from industry
There may be some safety improvement work carried out at the intersection prior to the second stage of work commencing. We will notify road users and the community should this be required.
For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit livetraffic.com or call 132 701.
For more information about this project please contact the project’s communication & stakeholder engagement officer:
Phone: 0418 798 299