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Thousands of motorists each day are set to benefit from travel time savings of up to 40 per cent after the NSW Government announced a $40 million investment into widening King Georges Road.

The $40 million investment will deliver the upgrade between Stoney Creek Road at Beverly Hills and Forest Road at Hurstville.

Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey and Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Infrastructure Mark Coure today visited King Georges Road to announce the 1.5 kilometre widening to three lanes in each direction would significantly reduce congestion giving more time back to busy Sydney siders.

“Sydney’s population is increasing every year so this government is planning ahead now to build for future generations.” Minister Pavey said.

“The NSW Government is easing congestion and improving travel times by working with communities and motorists to explore potential improvements for some of the busiest roads and this project is another piece of the puzzle.”

King Georges Road is one of the most important arterial roads in Sydney, connecting Punchbowl Road at Wiley Park in the west with the Princes Highway at Blakehurst in the south.

Mr Coure said the widening of King Georges Road is a great win for the community – an announcement that has been eagerly awaited for over forty years.

“I am excited to announce our local roads have received the attention they deserve and I look forward to seeing traffic congestion eased in the near future,” Mr Coure said.

“We are getting on with the job of rebuilding, expanding and upgrading roads so travelling to and from South Sydney is no longer a burden for commuters,” Mr Coure said.