Princes Highway and Bates Drive intersection

Princes Highway and Bates Drive intersection upgrade

The NSW Government is funding proposed improvements to the intersection of Princes Highway and Bates Drive, Kareela as part of the $450 million Urban Roads Congestion Program.

The proposed intersection upgrade will improve efficiency and deliver a safer and more reliable journeys for those travelling on one of Sydney’s busiest corridors.

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NOV 2022

NOV 2022Have your say on intersection design

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) are inviting the community to provide feedback on the proposed intersection design. We welcome your comments until 11:59pm on Sunday 18 December 2022 by email projects@transport.nsw.gov.au or call 1800 684 490.

View or download the November 2022 Have Your Say notification (PDF, 406Kb) for more information.

Project Information

The intersection of Princes Highway and Bates Drive at Kareela has been identified as a point of congestion in the Sydney road network.

The proposed intersection upgrade will:

  • Widen Bates Drive to accommodate a third right-turn lane onto Princes Highway southbound from Bates Drive
  • Construct new kerb and adjust pedestrian refuge island to cater for reconfigured left-turn slip lane off Princes Highway northbound and onto Bates Drive
  • Construct a new median leading up to the intersection along Bates Drive
  • Install a new signalised pedestrian crossing across Garnet Road
  • Include bicycle lanterns at all pedestrian crossings within the intersection
  • Re-delineate intersection, Princes Highway and Bates Drive
  • Reconfigure and install traffic lights to accommodate changes in phasing and pedestrian movements.

Proposed upgrade to intersection of Princes Highway and Bates Drive, Kareela

Proposed upgrade to intersection of Princes Highway and Bates Drive, Kareela

Your comments on the early design features in the November 2022 Have Your Say consultation will help us ensure we have considered public feedback in refining the design features and in carrying out the required environmental assessments for the project. We expect to have the report on the results of the consultation in early 2023.

A Review of Environmental Factors (REF) will be prepared for this project after completing all required investigations. The REF will have all the impacts from the finalised design features and construction of the project and measures to prevent or reduce disruptions to the community.

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Have your say – Intersection upgrade for Princes Highway and Bates Drive, Kareela.

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Contact us

Phone: 1800 684 490

Email: projects@transport.nsw.gov.au

Post: Princes Highway & Bates Drive Kareela Project Team, Transport for NSW, PO Box 973 Parramatta, NSW, 2124

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