Second right turn lane to be constructed at the intersection of Taren Point Road and The Boulevarde

An extra right turn lane will be constructed at another major traffic bottleneck in Sutherland Shire.

Taren Point Road at Caringbah will be widened to provide an additional right turn lane into the Boulevarde, adjoining Endeavour Sports High School.

This will also allow a faster flow for both westbound and southbound vehicles.

The project was promised before the 2015 state election by then Premier Mike Baird.

It comes five years after the single right turn lane into The Boulevarde was extended by 40 metres.

Cronulla MP and Attorney-general Mark Speakman said motorists will soon experience a quicker but safer journey through the intersection.

“The NSW Government is carrying out the work as part of the $100 million Congestion and Safety Program which aims to reduce congestion and improve safety throughout the state,” he said.

“The high number of vehicles turning right from Taren Point Road into The Boulevarde is resulting in congestion.

“Work includes realigning the north-western corner of the intersection to allow for the road widening as well as relocating and widening the existing pedestrian crossing and kerb ramps on The Boulevarde.

“Existing utilities on the south-western corner of the intersection will be replaced along with the existing foot path and fencing.

“Work will include altering two signalised pedestrian crossings on Taren Point Road at the northern and southern ends of the intersection.”