Motorists and cyclists will soon experience quicker and easier journeys through Cronulla, with work progressing to ease congestion at the busy intersection of Elouera Road and Kingsway.
Proposed upgrades to the intersection include adding a new right turn lane on Elouera Road to help prevent traffic building up and blocking the nearby through lane.
The plans allow seven extra cars to fit into the upgraded turning bay, doubling capacity and allowing more efficient traffic flow.
With around 20,000 motorists using Kingsway each day, this corridor is crucial to keep people moving around Cronulla.
The project will also improve safety for cyclists by installing an on-road cycle lane for southbound riders on Elouera Road to connect with the existing cycle lane on Gerrale Street.
The Bali memorial will not be impacted by this work and care has been taken to ensure the appearance of Peryman Square is maintained.
The first stage of work will start in December, and include relocating two accessible car parking spaces on Elouera Road further north, towards Mitchell Road, and road resurfacing work.
This minor work will be carried out between Sunday, December 9 and Sunday, December 23 from 7am to 6pm on weekdays and from 8pm to 5am Sunday to Thursday, weather permitting.
Before major work starts in 2019 the community is being asked to have a say on parking changes, with around 15 spaces to be removed on Elouera Road.
Roads and Maritime is working with Sutherland Shire Council to ensure as many of these spaces as possible are replaced. There are three proposals.
- The first is to converting existing open space at the rear of the Mitchell Road car park to add 15 replacement spaces.
- A second option is to change the existing untimed parking spaces on Mitchell Road, near Elouera Road, to four hour timed parking. This would replace 13 timed spaces removed from Elouera Road.
- A third proposal is moving parking spaces on Mitchell Road, between Burke Road and Prince Street, from the west side of the road to the east side of the road. This would provide seven extra untimed spaces.
Feedback is also being sought on the work schedule for 2019, to ensure it minimises any potential disruption to local traffic, limits noise and maintains access to businesses and North Cronulla Beach.
The project team will be available at a pop-up kiosk outside Cronulla Post Office on Thursday, December 6, from 4pm to 7pm, and on Saturday, December 8 from 10am to 1pm.
Roads and Maritime invites comments or suggestions on this project by Monday, December 17.
To have your say you contact the project team on 1800 572 004 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org