Key Roads Performance Report released

19 December 2013

Key Roads Performance Report released

This year’s autumn key roads performance report has been published showing mainly consistent results on key roads when compared to the same time last year.

“There are minimal changes in travel time averages on most roads which can be attributed to factors such as weather and local events,” a Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said.

“The key roads performance report aims to provide motorists with detailed information on how key roads in Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong are performing.

“The report is produced quarterly and the latest edition covers March, April and May 2013, detailing average travel times and speeds on 114 key routes across Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong.

“The results are developed using GPS data which is collected from fleet vehicles and roadside traffic counters on weekdays excluding public holidays. 

“The latest report, when compared with the previous corresponding quarter, shows a consistency in travel times across the network, with more than 75 per cent of AM peak trips having had no change or a decrease in travel time.

“Similarly, more than 60 per cent of PM peak trips indicated no change or a decrease in travel time in comparison to the same quarter last year.

“In Sydney, Cleveland Street and Military, Spit and Stoney Creek roads had a decrease in both the AM and PM peak travel times.

“In the Central Coast and Newcastle areas, Brisbane Water Drive, Wyong Road and West Charlestown Bypass also had decreases in both the AM and PM peak travel times.

“An increase in travel time along the M5 and M5 East motorways in the AM and PM peak can be attributed to roadwork along the M5 where the speed limit was reduced in some areas to ensure safety of workers and road users.

“With annual increases in NSW vehicle use, the results in this year’s autumn performance report reflect mainly consistent travel times despite more vehicles on the roads.”

Autumn 2013 AM peak travel times
(variances in travel time >2 minutes compared to autumn 2012)

DECREASE INCREASE
Newcastle Link Rd (-4) Parramatta Rd - Ashfield/Sydney (+3)
M2 - Seven Hills/Northmead (-3) Epping Rd (+4)
  M5/M5 East (+4)
  Pittwater Rd - Mona Vale/Brookvale (+6)
  Victoria Rd - Rozelle/Hunters Hill (+6)

Autumn 2013 PM peak travel times
(variances in travel time >2 minutes compared to autumn 2012)

DECREASE INCREASE
Oxford St (-5) Bondi Rd (+3)
Epping Rd (-4) F3 - Beresfield/Wahroonga (+3)
M2 - Carlingford/North Ryde (-4) F3 - Minmi/Wahroonga (+3)
Pacific Hwy - Wahroonga/Pymble (-3) Newcastle Link Rd (+4)
Stoney Creek Rd (-3) M5/M5 East (+7)
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