Tidal flow scheme opens on Princes Highway

16 January 2013

Tidal flow scheme opens on Princes Highway at Arncliffe

The Member for Rockdale, John Flowers MP, today announced that the Roads and Maritime Services have opened a new traffic tidal flow scheme at the intersection of the Princes Highway, Forest Road and Wickham Street at Arncliffe.

“This tidal flow scheme will address congestion issues that occur during the morning and evening peak," Mr Flowers said.

“Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) completed work this week to install the scheme which aims to reduce delays on Princes Highway for northbound traffic in the morning peak and southbound traffic in the evening peak."

“Tidal schemes provide more lanes in the direction of heaviest traffic flow at certain times of day in the morning and afternoon peak."

“The $2.3 million project is part of the NSW Government’s $120 million Pinch Point Program which aims to reduce traffic delays and manage congestion on Sydney’s main roads as well as improve road safety for all road users."

“RMS extended the right turn bays to be used in morning and evening peaks, installed variable message signs to keep motorists informed, removed the existing median and moved utilities."

“Other key aims of the project are to provide a clear separation of right hand turn traffic movements from the highway southbound into Forest Road and from the highway northbound into Wickham Street."

“The Roads and Maritime Services thanks motorists and residents for their patience while work was carried out", said Mr Flowers.

For more information on the NSW Government funded Pinch Point Program please visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects,”

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