New and extended clearways to improve traffic flow on Carlingford Road
11 January 2018
New and extended clearways will be introduced on Carlingford Road from early February to improve traffic flow for motorists who travel along the key corridor between Carlingford and Epping.
Member for Epping: Mr Damien Tudehope said 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.
“Introducing clearways on this busy transport corridor through Epping and Carlingford will help manage traffic flow and improve journey reliability,” Mr Tudehope said.
“This important corridor provides access to schools, shopping centres as well as a number of community and recreational services.
Carlingford Road also provides direct access to Pennant Hills and Beecroft roads, the M2 Motorway as well as Epping and Carlingford train stations. Implementing the clearways will ensure all lanes are available to traffic during peak hours.
The road corridor currently has clearways in place during weekday peak times as well as parking restrictions along most of the corridor.
The installation of new clearways along this 2.8 kilometre length means the NSW Government has now delivered more than 288 kilometres of new and extended clearways since the end of 2013.
“A single parked car can significantly reduce road capacity and cause major delays on busy road corridors during peak times so it is important to ensure all lanes are available to improve journey reliability for motorists.” Mr Tudehope said.
The new clearways will take effect from Monday 5 February and operate in both directions from 6am to 7pm on weekdays and from 9am to 6pm on weekends and public holidays.
Motorists are reminded any vehicles parked in the clearway on or after this date risk being fined and towed.
Work to install new clearway signage will be carried out between Monday 22 January and Sunday 4 February, weather permitting.
Parked vehicles can be reported to the Transport Management Centre on 131 700.
For more information visit rms.nsw.gov.au/clearways.