Community Engagement Report now online for new and extended clearways on Taren Point Road
28 May 2018
Miranda MP Eleni Petinos and Cronulla MP Mark Speakman today announced the community engagement report is now available online for new and extended clearways on Taren Point Road between Captain Cook Bridge, Taren Point and Kingsway at Caringbah.
Ms Petinos said clearways will be installed as part of the NSW Government’s $121 million Clearways Program, which aims to reduce delays and congestion by maximising use of existing road space.
“In November last year, Roads and Maritime Services informed businesses, the community and key stakeholders of new weekend and extended weekday clearways on Taren Point Road between Captain Cook Bridge at Taren Point and Kingsway at Caringbah,” Ms Petinos said.
“Feedback was requested on proposed alternative business parking arrangements on Box and Kumulla Roads to offset business parking removed from Taren Point Road once the new and extended clearways come into effect.
“Roads and Maritime has listened to all feedback received and will be progressing with the new and extended clearways on Taren Point Road, with some minor changes.”
Mr Speakman said between Captain Cook Bridge and The Boulevarde/Captain Cook Drive, the extended weekday clearways will operate in both directions from 6am to 7pm and the new weekend and public holiday clearways will operate in both directions from 9am to 6pm.
“Proposed clearways between The Boulevarde/Captain Cook Drive and Kingsway have been changed. The existing weekday clearways will be extended to operate in both directions from 6am to 10am and from 3pm to 7pm, but not on weekends,” Mr Speakman said.
“To further improve efficiency at the intersections of Taren Point Road with The Boulevarde/Captain Cook Drive and Kingsway, Roads and Maritime will be introducing additional parking restrictions to provide additional lane capacity to improve traffic through these intersections. The parking restrictions will also support the weekday clearways operating in both directions from 6am to 10am and from 3pm to 7pm on this section of Taren Point Road.”
Ms Petinos said the new and extended clearways, including the additional parking restrictions, are vital to keep motorists moving through this key arterial route safely and efficiently.
For more information and to view the Community Engagement Report visit rms.nsw.gov.au/clearways.
Roads and Maritime is finalising the alternative business parking with council and once this has been approved, the community will be updated and provided with a timeline for installation.