Princes Highway, Blakehurst.

Princes Highway upgrade between James Street and Torrens Street, Blakehurst

The NSW Government is funding this project as part of its $300 million Gateway to the South Pinch Point Program which aims to ease congestion and improve journey reliability on Sydney’s key southern corridors.

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JUL 2022

JUL 2022Continuing work on the Princes Highway upgrade

Since our last update in April 2022, we have continued work upgrading the Princes Highway between James Street and south of Torrens Street. The project is progressing well and is on track for completion in late 2022, weather permitting.

View the July 2022 project notification (PDF, 465Kb) for more information.

Project information

Transport for New South Wales is widening the Princes Highway and removing the tidal flow arrangement between James Street and south of Torrens Street, Blakehurst.

The completed project will provide an additional lane northbound, removing the need to operate the tidal flow.

The tidal flow arrangement on the Princes Highway reverses the direction of traffic of one southbound lane to northbound during the morning peak. This is then changed back to its original configuration outside the morning peak.

Work on this project is progressing well. Between July and September 2022, we will:

  • complete the new traffic light installation at Torrens Street and Bunyala Street
  • complete pavement work at Church Street and Church Street carpark pavement works
  • complete utility investigation and relocation
  • commence pavement construction.

We will work up to 65 day shifts and 64 night shifts between Friday 1 July and Friday 30 September 2022, weather and worksite conditions permitting.

Our day work hours will be between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday and Saturday between 8am and 1pm. Our night work hours will be between 8pm to 5am, from Sunday to Thursday. There will be no night work on Fridays or Saturdays.

We will not work during Sundays or on public holidays.

However, in August we are planning to work for a full weekend, to complete work on electrical cables which supply the Sydney Trains network. This work will be undertaken during a scheduled rail shut down. More information will be provided to directly affected residents closer to this work occurring.

Thank you for your ongoing patience as we carry out this important work.

For more information please view or download the July 2022 community update (PDF, 465Kb).

Transport for NSW will be upgrading the Princes Highway between James Street and south of Torrens Street, Blakehurst.

The tidal flow arrangement operating between James Street and south of Torrens Street, Blakehurst allows traffic on one lane of Princes Highway to travel in either direction depending on traffic conditions. It improves the flow of traffic during peak periods by altering its direction to accommodate additional traffic.

This project will provide motorists with a permanent solution to traffic congestion, by widening the Princes Highway to provide an additional northbound lane.

Work will include:

  • widening Princes Highway between James Street and south of Torrens Street to accommodate the removal of the existing tidal flow arrangement
  • building an extra lane to allow for four northbound lanes and three southbound lanes between James Street and south of Torrens Street
  • installing new signalised pedestrian crossings on Bunyala, Water and Torrens Street
  • realigning the access into Torrens Street and Church Street from the Princes Highway
  • adjusting the access into the Church Street car park from Church Street and relocating the water bubbler
  • relocating the existing north bound bus stop on Princes Highway closer to the Church Street car park
  • adjusting existing footpaths on Princes Highway, Torrens Street and Church Street
  • relocating the existing lighting, utilities, signage and drainage
  • tree removal, significant and larger tree protection and retention and landscaping.

We will keep you updated on construction timelines as our work progresses.

Project documents

Project notifications

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July 2022 work update

Work continuing on the Princes Highway between James Street and south of Torrens Street.

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April 2022 work update

Work continuing on the Princes Highway between James Street and south of Torrens Street.

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February 2022 work update

Weekend closures of Torrens Street at Princes Highway for roadwork.

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January 2022 work update

Work continuing on the Princes Highway between James Street and south of Torrens Street.

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October 2021 work update

Work continuing on the Princes Highway between James Street and south of Torrens Street, Blakehurst.

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July 2021 work update

Work continuing on the Princes Highway between James Street and south of Torrens Street, Blakehurst.

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April 2021 work update

Road work on the Princes Highway between James Street and south of Torrens Street.

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January 2021 work update

Our work from Monday 25 January 2021.

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September 2020 start of work notification

Work starts at Princes Highway between James Street and south of Torrens Street, Blakehurst.

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February 2020 Start of work notification

Demolition work will begin in early February 2020.

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June 2018 project notification

Investigation work on the Princes Highway, Blakehurst from Monday 25 June 2018.

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Project updates

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April 2018 project update

Removal of the tidal flow arrangement on Princes Highway between James Street and south of Torrens Street, Blakehurst.

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Contact us

Phone: Our delivery partner, Ward Civil, 1800 897 841

Email: projects@wardcivil.com.au

Post: Gateway to the South Program Project Team, Transport for NSW, PO Box 973, Parramatta, NSW, 2124.

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