New and extended weekday clearways on Henry Lawson Drive, Forest Road and Stoney Creek Road

Thursday, 26 July 2018

New and extended weekday clearways will be introduced during peak periods on Henry Lawson Drive, Forest Road and Stoney Creek Road between Padstow Heights and Penshurst to improve traffic flow for motorists who travel along this busy corridor.

Member for Oatley Mark Coure MP said the clearways are part of the NSW Government’s $121 million Clearways Program, which aims to reduce congestion and delays on Sydney’s roads.

“The new and extended weekday peak period clearways will operate in both directions from 6am to 10am and 3pm to 7pm Monday to Friday.

“Introducing new weekday peak period clearways to operate in both directions on Henry Lawson Drive from Davies Road to Jacques Avenue, and extending the existing peak period clearways on Forest Road and Stoney Creek Road between Peakhurst and Penshurst will improve journey reliability, getting motorists where they need to be sooner,” Mr Coure said.

Mr Coure said the key corridor connects south-west Sydney to the Sydney CBD and suburbs such as Penshurst, Hurstville, Beverly Hills, Lugarno and Oatley. It also provides access to important commuter and freight corridors such as King Georges Road and the M5 Motorway.

“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.

“The new and extended weekday clearways will replace the existing ‘No Parking’, ‘No Stopping’ and unrestricted parking during clearway hours on Henry Lawson Drive, Forest Road and Stoney Creek Road.

“Roads and Maritime has investigated business parking along Henry Lawson Drive, Forest Road and Stoney Creek Road between Padstow Heights and Penshurst, and identified there is sufficient parking available in side streets to accommodate business customer parking.

“We are also proposing to introduce two 30 minute timed parking spaces on Penshurst Street to offset the existing short stay business parking removed from Stoney Creek Road when the new clearways are installed.”

The community is invited to provide feedback on the proposed alternate business parking arrangements. Feedback will be considered before the clearways are installed.

Feedback can be sent to clearways@rms.nsw.gov.au or on 1300 706 232 by Monday, 13 August 2018.

The clearways team will also be available to discuss the project at Mortdale Plaza on Thursday 2 August 2018 from 4pm to 7pm.

The community and motorists will be kept informed as the project progresses.

For more information about the Sydney Clearways Strategy visit http://rms.nsw.gov.au/clearways.

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