Motorists in the St George area of Sydney 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 Australian 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 King Georges Road to three lanes in each direction separated by a concrete median.
This will deliver better traffic flow while also boosting safety.
Major side road access changes will be 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.
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.
Work will be carried out from 8pm to 5am during the week, weather permitting.
The contract for major construction has been signed with Georgiou Group and completion is expected by late 2024.