Clearway times to stay at Bulli

Friday, 12 April 2013

Clearway times to stay at Bulli

Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads, John Ajaka MLC today announced a Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) review of traffic and clearways on the Princes Highway at Bulli has recommended no extension to the current clearway times in the short term.

"RMS has been working with local business owners and Wollongong City Council to investigate increasing traffic congestion through the Bulli shopping precinct after requests from the community and NSW Police," Mr Ajaka said.

John Ajaka requested a review into traffic in the area and any resulting impacts to travel time on the Princes Highway through Bulli with the implementation of extended clearways.

"RMS has carried out detailed analysis of traffic data, including modelling of travel times with and without parking restrictions, counts to measure traffic growth and examined the potential impact of the Woolworths development on traffic.

"Traffic movements, parking and road safety were also investigated as part of the review which found no significant improvement to travel time by extending clearway times.

"The traffic modelling carried out by RMS indicated some traffic flow improvements could be achieved by improvements to a number of "pinch points" on the Princes Highway between Memorial Drive and Lawrence Hargrave Drive.

"The review also recommended RMS monitor traffic flow after the opening of the Woolworths development and traffic lights at Organs Road.

"Other recommendations included that the investigation of traffic constraints between Memorial Drive and Lawrence Hargrave Drive to identify appropriate traffic and safety treatments.

"Consideration will also be given to identifying options to improve use of existing alternative parking sites.

"The community will continue to be involved before any decision on extending clearways through Bulli is made," Mr Ajaka said.

Motorists are reminded clearways operate on the Princes Highway through Bulli southbound between 6.30am and 9.30am and northbound between 3pm and 6pm, weekdays.

Media: John Ajaka 0419 999 295

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Clearway times to stay at Bulli 

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