Weekend clearways start on Victoria Road

Weekend clearways start on Victoria Road at Rozelle

24 March 2014

Motorists are advised new weekend clearways will be in operation from Saturday 29 March on Victoria Road at Rozelle between The Crescent and Iron Cove Bridge.

“Roads and Maritime Services has carried out extensive consultation with the community on the introduction of a weekend clearway on one of Sydney’s busiest road corridors as part of the NSW Government’s congestion busting strategy,” Roads Minister Duncan Gay said.

“Following consultation with Victoria Road businesses and local residents, the weekend clearway will be introduced under the Sydney Clearways Strategy on weekends from 8am to 8pm.

“Clearways help reduce congestion to allow for more reliable and efficient travel with improved traffic flow, reliable travel times for buses and freight vehicles and a safer road network.

“A $21 million fund has been created to help identify alternative parking across all proposed clearways for the next four years. “In response to community feedback, a free car park with a two hour limit, seven days between 8am and 8pm has been provided at 85 Victoria Road at Rozelle with unrestricted parking outside these hours. Access to the public parking area is via Ellen Street.

“The car park has been funded from a $1.27 million commitment to Leichhardt Council as a contribution toward alternative parking solutions in this area. “Work to install clearway signage on Victoria Road will be carried out from Tuesday 25 March for the clearway to be operational from the weekend.”

Community members are reminded to have a say on the four other priority clearway sites by Friday 28 March including King Georges Road and Roberts Road, Lane Cove Road, Mona Vale Road and the Princes Highway at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/clearways.

Motorists are reminded vehicles left on a clearway risk being towed and fines. To report a vehicle parked in a clearway call the Transport Management Centre on 131 700.

Community members can also nominate a road they think should be considered for a new or extended clearway at www.transport.nsw.gov.au/clearways.

MEDIA: Lance Northey 0467 743 192 Marie Scoutas 0467 739 976

View the original media release (PDF).

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