Have a say on new and extended clearways on Marsden Road between Dundas Valley and Carlingford

16 August 2017

Members of the community are encouraged to provide feedback on a proposal to install new and extended clearways on Marsden Road between Stewart Street at Dundas Valley and Pennant Hills Road at Carlingford.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the proposal is being investigated 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.

“Marsden Road is a key route which forms the northern part of the A6 corridor and carries up to 1100 vehicles per hour during peak times and on weekends,” the spokesperson said.

“Introducing extended weekday clearways on this important route through Sydney’s north-west will improve journey reliability and ensure all lanes are available for motorists and freight operators.

“The current weekday clearways operate southbound from 6am to 10am and northbound from 3pm to 7pm between Stewart Street at Dundas Valley and Pennant Hills Road at Carlingford.

“The proposed new and extended clearways would operate in both directions from 6am to 7pm on weekdays and 9am to 6pm on weekends and public holidays.

“Introducing new weekend clearways will also improve journey reliability for road users.”

The spokesperson said as part of the proposal, some parking along Marsden Road would be affected to allow for the new and extended clearways to operate.

“While a small number of vehicles were observed parking on Marsden Road, Roads and Maritime Services has identified parking is available in nearby streets and on adjacent residential properties to cater for the parking removed,” the spokesperson said.

“All business along Marsden Road have existing ‘No Stopping’ or ‘No Parking’ restrictions in front of their properties or access to on-site parking.

The spokesperson said the community is invited to attend a drop-in session on Tuesday 22 August between 6pm and 8pm in Forster Hall at Brush Farm House to learn more about the proposal.

“These drop-in sessions provide the community with an opportunity to chat with the project team, provide feedback and find out more about benefits of the Clearways Program,” the spokesperson said.

“Clearways help manage congestion on many Sydney roads where the road is close to capacity and parking disrupts the flow of traffic.

“By introducing clearways, road capacity can be increased for motorists without widening roads.

“Roads and Maritime will continue to keep the community updated as the proposal progresses.”

Feedback is invited until Monday 4 September and will be considered when finalising the proposal.

Comments can be provided by emailing clearways@rms.nsw.gov.au, writing to Clearways project team, PO Box 973 Parramatta NSW 2124 or calling the project team on 1300 706 232.

For more information about the Sydney Clearways Strategy visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/easing-sydneys-congestion/sydney-clearways-strategy.html.

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