Intersection of Georges River Road and Milton Street, Ashfield

Intersection improvements on Georges River Road and Milton Street, Ashfield

The Australian and NSW Governments are upgrading the intersection of King Georges Road and Canterbury Road at Wiley Park to reduce congestion and improve safety. This project is part of a $240 million investment by Australian and State Governments to fast-track 11 congestion-busting projects as part of the plan to stimulate the economy as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Latest news

JUN 2022

JUN 2022Continued work for Intersection improvements

Transport for NSW is continuing work on the project and work will be completed by late 2022.

Continued Project work

From June to August 2022, our night work hours will be between 8pm and 5am from Sunday to Thursday. Our day work hours will be between 6am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. We will not be working on public holidays.

Please view or download the June 2022 project update (PDF, 1.71Mb).

MAY 2022

MAY 2022Continued work for Intersection improvements

Transport for NSW is continuing work on the project and work will be completed by late 2022.

Community feedback on changes to bus stop and parking arrangements, Georges River Road Ashfield

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) would like to thank the community and other stakeholders for providing their feedback earlier this year on the proposed relocation of the Watson Avenue bus stop (ID 213338). We received over 100 pieces of feedback through community meetings, and emails to the project team.

In response to your feedback on relocating the bus stop and the concerns raised, we sought specialist advice from stakeholders including Inner West Council and local bus operators on whether the bus stop could remain at its current location.

Access to the dedicated pedestrian crossing on Georges River Road was taken into consideration, as well as frequency of bus services at the existing location. Based on community feedback and further discussion with stakeholders, TfNSW has determined the bus stop on Watson Avenue will remain in place and not be relocated. Once again, we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide valuable feedback which has helped us to find the best outcome for the community. For more information please see the May 2022 project notification (PDF, 1.56Mb).

Continued Project work

Our night work hours will be between 8pm and 5am from Sunday to Thursday. Our day work hours will be between 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. We will not be working on public holidays. Please view or download the March 2022 project update (PDF, 1.71Mb).

Project information

The intersection of Georges River Road and Milton Street, Ashfield currently has significant congestion issues, particularly during weekdays. The aim of the works is to decrease queuing and ease congestion by allowing more vehicles to travel through the intersection during each traffic light phase.

Installing a pedestrian crossing on the south side of the intersection and restricting right turn movements from Milton Street into and out of nearby Blackwood Avenue will help improve safety for motorists and pedestrians.

  • Providing an additional dedicated right turn lane on Milton Street for motorists turning into Georges River Road
  • Widening the eastern side of Milton Street to provide a dedicated through lane for southbound motorists on Milton Street
  • Installing a pedestrian crossing on the southern side of the intersection
  • Re-aligning the south-west corner of the intersection from Milton Street to Georges River Road to provide safer access for service vehicles
  • Restricting right turn movements into and out of Blackwood Avenue
  • Extending existing parking restrictions to 13 car spaces on Milton Street and seven spaces on Georges River Road
  • Re-aligning the shared footpath along the eastern side of Milton Street
  • Re-locating the existing sandstone kerb to the new alignment on the eastern side of Milton Street
  • Removal of some mature trees on Milton Street to accommodate the widening
  • Modifying the existing street lighting, utilities, line marking, traffic lights and sign posting to suit the new intersection design.
Georges River Road intersection project map

Community information

We have responded to all community feedback in a consultation report, which is available on our website. We thank everyone for considering the proposal and for the time they spent to give us feedback. Key matters raised by the community included:

  • Restricting the right turn into and out of Blackwood Avenue
  • Extending parking restrictions
  • Environmental impacts because of the proposed work including noise and tree removal
  • Safety for road users.

We have summarised the feedback received and our responses in a community consultation report.

Our schedule

Transport for NSW will continue work on the project.

Our night work hours will be between 8pm and 5am from Sunday to Thursday. Our day work hours are from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. We will not be working on public holidays.

Traffic changes will be in place when work is underway. For the latest traffic updates, you can call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or check the Live Traffic NSW App.

What’s happening next

The project work includes:

  • survey work
  • setup and monitor environmental controls
  • install temporary barriers and fencing
  • investigation of utilities
  • property adjustment works
  • utilities relocation works
  • display wayfinding signage for pedestrians.

Project documents

Community updates

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June 2022 community update

Georges River Road and Milton Street, Ashfield

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May 2022 bus stop changes

Community consultation outcome on Georges River Road bus stop changes.

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March 2022 project update

Georges River Road and Milton Street, Ashfield

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February 2022 bus stop changes

Community feedback on Georges River Road bus stop changes

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December 2021 project update

Georges River Road and Milton Street, Ashfield.

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September 2021 community update

Changes to bus stop and parking arrangements, Georges River Road Ashfield.

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September 2021 project update

Georges River Road and Milton Street, Ashfield.

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August 2021 project update

Changes to bus stop and parking arrangements, Georges River Road, Ashfield.

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May 2021 project update

Georges River Road and Milton Street, Ashfield.

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February 2021 project update

Georges River Road and Milton Street, Ashfield.

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November 2020 project update

Start of work for intersection improvements at Georges River Road and Milton Street, Ashfield, from Tuesday 15 September 2020.

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November 2020 compound letter

Compound letter for Georges River Road and Milton Street project.

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September 2020 project update

Upcoming work for intersection improvements at Georges River Road and Milton Street, Ashfield, from Tuesday 15 September 2020.

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November 2018 project update 466Kb
November 2018 community consultation report 3.72Mb
September 2018 project update 4.82Mb
May 2018 project update 216Kb

Reports

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Review of Environmental Factors November 2018

Georges River Road and Milton Street, Ashfield

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Community consultation report

November 2018

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Contact us

For more information relating to this project please contact Daracon Contractors on:

Phone: 1800 979 793

Email: daraconcommunity@outlook.com.au

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