New clearways to improve traffic flow

10 July 2017

New clearways will be introduced on Stacey Street and Fairford, Davies and Alfords Point roads from late July to improve traffic flow for motorists travelling along the key corridor between Bankstown and Padstow.

The State Member for East Hills, Glenn Brookes said the clearways were part of the NSW Government’s $121 million Clearways Program, which aims to reduce delays and congestion by maximising use of existing road space.
“Introducing clearways on this key transport corridor through Sydney will reduce congestion for motorists and improve journey reliability”, Mr Brookes said.

“This important corridor forms part of the major arterial A6 corridor which connects Heathcote, Padstow and Bankstown with Lidcombe, Silverwater and Carlingford.

“Clearways on Stacey Street and Fairford, Davies and Alfords Point roads from the Hume Highway to Alfords Point Bridge will help traffic flow by restricting parking and allowing vehicles to be towed from these areas if they stop illegally or breakdown.

“Implementing the clearways will ensure all lanes are available to traffic during peak hours.”

The road corridor now has clearways in place during weekday peak times between the Hume Highway and M5 Motorway and ‘no stopping’ and ‘no parking’ zones along the majority of the corridor.

“The new clearways along this 8.3 kilometre length means the NSW Government has now delivered more than 204 kilometres of new and extended clearways since the end of 2013”, Mr Brookes said.

“A single parked car can reduce the road capacity by one third and cause major delays on busy major road corridors during peak times so we want to ensure all lanes are available to improve journey reliability for motorists.”

Mr Brookes said the new clearways will take effect from Monday 24 July and be in place in both directions from 6am to 7pm on weekdays and from 9am to 6pm on weekends and public holidays.

Work to install new clearway signage will be carried out between Friday 7 July and Sunday 23 July from 8pm to 5am, weather permitting.

Motorists are reminded not to stop or park on a section of road when a clearway is in effect.

Parked vehicles can be reported to the Transport Management Centre on 131 700.

For more information visit Sydney Clearways Strategy.

View the original media release.

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