Gateway to the South - Pinch Point Program - Easing Sydney's Congestion Program Office


Project overview

The Gateway to the South aims to ease congestion and improve journey reliability on Sydney’s key southern corridors.

The Pinch Point Program aims to reduce traffic delays, manage congestion and improve travel times on Sydney's major roads, particularly during weekday peak periods.

This program is now complete.

Project information


In February 2015, the NSW Government committed $300 million to address critical pinch points along the A1, A3 and A6 routes south of the M5 Motorway which includes:

  • The Princes Highway
  • King Georges Road
  • Heathcote Road
  • The Grand Parade
  • Stacey Street
  • New Illawarra Road and
  • Alfords Point Road.

The Gateway to the South program focuses on short to medium term solutions to improve travel time and reliability for all road traffic including buses and freight.

Read our June 2020 report card for an update of the progress being made on this important program of work.


The objectives of the program are to:

  • reduce congestion
  • improve travel reliability
  • support population growth and labour accessibility to key employment centres
  • improve road safety
  • improve freight efficiency

Improvements to be made:

  • Electronic message signs - provide road users with real-time information on planned events and unplanned incidents. They are placed in key locations on the network where motorists can view the information and decide if they would like to choose an alternative route.
  • CCTV cameras - monitor and manage traffic and allow for better communication with road users by providing real time information on traffic flow and other unforeseen events on the road network.
  • Pinch point work - maximising capacity at key intersections which could include work such as lengthening or widening turn bays or implementing turn restrictions.
  • Funding will also be used for other development work including planning for future bus priority projects.

Completed projects

Project documents

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For further information about this project, please contact:


Mail: PO Box 973, Parramatta NSW 2124