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NSW paves way for wider King Georges Road

The federal and state government are jointly funding upgrade works on the key NSW freight route

Operators and truck drivers in Sydney’s St George area are set to benefit with major works starting on a $130 million upgrade to a key stretch of King Georges Road.

These works form part of the first stage of the $160 million King Georges Road upgrade, which is jointly funded by the federal and New South Wales governments on a 50:50 basis and will improve safety, reduce congestion and cut travel times.

Work will commence between Stoney Creek Road at Beverly Hills and Forest Road at Hurstville to widen the freight route of King Georges Road to three lanes in each direction separated by a concrete median.

The federal government says this will deliver better traffic flow while also boosting safety for transport operators, with major side road access changes being implemented as part of the work.

Right-hand turns in and out of George, Dudley, Clarence and Warwick streets will be removed, while a new dedicated right-turn bay will be installed on King Georges Road southbound into Percival Street to reduce the risk of collisions and help trucks get to their destinations quicker and safer.

A longer dedicated right-turn lane will also be provided on King Georges Road northbound for motorists turning right onto Stoney Creek Road to reduce the frequency of stoppages around this busy intersection.

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Work will be carried out from 8pm to 5am during the week, weather permitting, with the contract for major construction being signed with Georgiou Group as the completion date is set for late 2024.

Federal transport minister Catherine King says this project will relieve congestion and remove danger from a key NSW freight route.

“Good infrastructure investment creates jobs, builds opportunity and unlocks economic growth and productivity, which is exactly what this project will help achieve in south western Sydney,” King says.

“We look forward to working collaboratively with state and territory governments across Australia to deliver important upgrades like this.”

NSW metropolitan roads minister Natalie Ward says the project is important to keep freight tasks moving through the area.

“The goal of our road infrastructure is to make it easier for people to move around safely and in as little time as possible,” Ward says.

“The increased capacity of a widened King Georges Road will reduce travel times, giving hardworking individuals the chance to spend less time in traffic and more time with their loved ones.”

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