New and extended clearways to improve traffic flow on The Horsley Drive
8 August 2018
Motorists will be able to enjoy a smoother trip along The Horsley Drive with clearways being introduced on this busy section of the road which connects the Cumberland Highway and the Hume Highway through Fairfield city centre.
The Hon. Lou Amato MLC, said the new and extended clearways will operate in both directions from 6am to 7pm on weekdays, and 9am to 6pm on weekends and public holidays.
“The clearways are part of the NSW Government’s $121 million Clearways Program, which aims to reduce congestion and delays on Sydney’s roads.”
Mr Amato said clearways on The Horsley Drive will improve journey times for up to 42,000 road users travelling on this busy corridor every day, which means less time in traffic and more time doing the things you enjoy.
“A single parked car can significantly reduce road capacity and cause major delays on busy road corridors during peak periods so it is important to ensure all lanes are available to improve journey reliability for motorists,” Mr Amato said.
“The new and extended weekday clearways will replace the existing ‘No Parking’, ‘No Stopping’ and unrestricted parking during clearway hours on The Horsley Drive”
Mr Amato said Roads and Maritime has investigated business parking along The Horsley Drive between the Cumberland and the Hume highways and identified that most businesses have on-site parking, and there is sufficient side street parking available on Oxford, Loscoe and Denison streets to meet business customer parking demand.
“The community is invited to provide feedback on alternative business parking until 17 August. Feedback will be considered before the new and extended clearways are installed,” Mr Amato said.
Feedback can be provided by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the project team on 1300 706 232.
The Clearways project team will also be available to discuss the new and extended clearways at Neeta City Shopping Centre on Thursday 9 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 Sydney Clearways Program.