New clearway between West Pymble and Pymble
15 March 2016
Member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Henskens SC MP has welcomed the freeing up of a local traffic pinch point through the establishment of a clearway along Ryde Road.
A new clearway between Yanko Road West Pymble and the Pacific Highway at Pymble will start operating from Monday 21 March.
It is part of the State Government’s strategy to reduce congestion on some of Sydney’s major road corridors.
“This has long been the source of commuter frustration during peak hours, particularly since the expansion of the Macquarie Park sector, and it is great to see action being taken to free up traffic flows along that stretch,” Mr Henskens said today.
Mr Henskens says the new clearway, covering around 2.5 kilometres, will connect with clearways introduced last year on Church, and Devlin Streets and Lane Cove Road between Ryde Bridge and Yanko Road at West Pymble.
“This clearway builds on the NSW Government’s $121 million clearways program and will free up more than 10 kilometres of road space between Ryde Bridge and West Pymble helping to improve traffic flow and get people moving,” Mr Henskens said.
“With congestion currently costing Sydney around $5 billion each year, the NSW Government has already delivered around 30 kilometres of new and extended clearways to help increase capacity on some of Sydney’s busiest roads,” Mr Henskens said.
“In response to community feedback a new clearway will operate in both directions along Lane Cove Road and Ryde Road from 6am to 10am and 3pm to 7pm as well as on weekends between 9am and 6pm to provide more reliable and efficient travel for road users.
The impact to local residents parking was considered when implementing the new clearway hours which have been revised to be in place on weekdays during peak traffic times only.
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