New clearways to improve traffic flow on Epping Road
31 August 2017
New and extended clearways will be introduced on Epping Road from mid-September to improve traffic flow for motorists who travel along the key corridor between Epping and Lane Cove North.
The clearways are part of the NSW Government’s $121 million Clearways Program, which aims to reduce delays and congestion by maximising use of existing road space. This important corridor provides direct access to the Macquarie Park employment precinct as well as the A3 corridor and M2 Motorway at North Ryde.
“Implementing the clearways will ensure all lanes are available to traffic during peak hours.” States Mr Tudehope. Clearways on Epping Road from Beecroft Road to Mowbray Road West will help traffic flow by restricting parking and allowing vehicles to be towed from these areas if they stop illegally or breakdown.
“A single parked car can reduce the road capacity by half and cause major delays on busy major road corridors during peak times so it’s important to ensure all lanes are available to improve journey reliability for motorists.” Said Mr Tudehope The road corridor currently has clearways in place during weekday peak times between Beecroft Road and Mowbray Road West with ‘no stopping’ and ‘no parking’ zones operating along the majority of the corridor in unison with the existing bus lanes and transit lanes. But more is needed.
“The improvements along this 7.2 kilometre length means the NSW Government has now delivered more than 220 kilometres of new and extended clearways since the end of 2013,” Mr Tudehope said.
Work to install new clearway signage will be carried out between Friday 1 and Sunday 17 September from 8pm to 5am, weather permitting.
The clearways will take effect from Monday 18 September and be in place in both directions from 6am to 7pm on weekdays and from 9am to 6pm on weekends and public holidays.
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 rms.nsw.gov.au/clearways.
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