The NSW Government is funding this upgrade as part of its $450 million Urban Roads Pinch Point Program, which aims to reduce congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s busiest corridors.
NOV 2021Start of work
Transport for NSW will be upgrading Henry Lawson Drive between Beale Street and just south of Rabaul Road in Georges Hall from Monday 15 November 2021 with expected completion in late 2022.More information
From Monday 15 November, we will start setting up a temporary site compound within Kentucky Reserve on Henry Lawson Drive to store materials and equipment, and provide amenity sheds and parking for site vehicles. This location was chosen because it is near the project site and is vacant. Transport for NSW has all the planning and environmental approvals necessary to establish the site compound at this location.
We will keep the community informed every three months on the progress of our work. View or download the start of work notification (PDF, 319Kb).
FEB 2021February 2021 Consultation report
In July and August 2020, Transport for NSW called for public comment on the proposed pinch point upgrade on Henry Lawson Drive, Georges Hall.
More than 90 public responses were received. A report summarising the submissions and Transport for NSW responses was published in February 2021. View or download the summary report (PDF, 1.8Mb).
In 2021, Transport for NSW will start work on a pinch point upgrade along Henry Lawson Drive, Georges Hall.
Georges Hall pinch point upgrade – The upgrade is part of Transport for NSW’s ongoing program to identify congestion hotspots at intersections across Sydney. The southbound lane on Henry Lawson Drive, between Beale Street and Rabaul Road, was identified at contributing to traffic holdups and longer journey times for motorists. The critical stretch of road includes one of only two signalised intersection between Hume Highway and Milperra Road.
About 6,100 vehicles use Henry Lawson Drive through Georges Hall during weekday peak periods alone. Southbound traffic queues during busy periods can stretch back more than three kilometres from Milperra Road. Left unaddressed, wait times for southbound motorists will more than double during the next decade.
The upgrade will help reduce congestion on this busy corridor. The design includes utilising the existing eastern road shoulder between Endeavour Road and Rabaul Road to create a continuous dual southbound lane from Beale Street to Rabaul Road. It also involves prohibiting right turns from Henry Lawson Drive onto Rabaul Road. Despite only a few road users making this turn, it has been identified as adding additional congestion, as it slows or stops northbound through-traffic.
Transport for NSW called for public comment on the upgrade during July and August 2020. A consultation report was published in early-2021.
Investigation work was carried out between 2017 and 2020.
November 2021 start of work notification
Community notification on site compound and start of work on the project
February 2021 project notification
Consultation report now online
February 2021 project notification
Georges Hall pinch point upgrade - consultation report
July 2020 project notification
Have Your Say – Georges Hall pinch point upgrade
March 2020 - Project notification
Investigation work, Georges Hall, April 2020
February 2020 project notification
Investigation work, Georges Hall, February 2020
May 2018 project notification
Investigation work, Georges Hall, May 2018
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November 2017 project notification
Investigation work, Georges Hall, November 2017
February 2017 project notification
Investigation work, Georges Hall, February 2017
Review of Environmental Factors
Intersection upgrades on Henry Lawson Drive, Georges Hall REF main report
Intersection upgrades on Henry Lawson Drive, Georges Hall REF Appendices
For more information on our Henry Lawson Drive projects, or if you wish to receive email updates, please contact the Henry Lawson Drive project team:
Phone: 1800 951 218