New and extended clearways to improve traffic flow on Marsden Road

24 October 2017

New and extended clearways will be introduced on Marsden Road from next month to improve traffic flow for motorists who travel between Dundas Valley and Carlingford.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the clearways are part of the NSW Government’s $121 million Clearways Program, which aims to reduce delays and congestion by maximising use of the existing road space.

“Introducing clearways on this section of Marsden Road will complete the implementation of new and extended clearways along the A6 corridor from Padstow Heights to Carlingford,” the spokesperson said.

“The A6 corridor is a key transport route in Sydney and will help manage congestion and improve journey reliability for motorists.

“Marsden Road is a key route which carries up to 1100 vehicles per hour in each direction during peak times on weekdays and weekends.

“Clearways on Marsden Road from Stewart Street at Dundas Valley to Pennant Hills Road at Carlingford will help traffic flow by restricting parking during clearway hours and allowing vehicles to be towed from these areas if they stop illegally or breakdown.

“Implementing the clearways will ensure all lanes are available to traffic when clearways are operating.”

The road corridor currently has clearways in place northbound during the afternoon peak and southbound during the morning peak between Stewart Street to Pennant Hills Road.

“The new clearways along this 2.5 kilometre length means the NSW Government has now delivered more than 235 kilometres of new and extended clearways since the end of 2013 to keep Sydney moving,” the spokesperson said.

“A single parked car can reduce the road capacity by half and cause major delays on busy major road corridors during peak times so it is important to ensure all lanes are available to improve journey reliability for motorists.”

The new clearways will take effect from Monday 20 November and operate in both directions from 6am to 7pm on weekdays and from 9am to 6pm on weekends and public holidays.

“Motorists are reminded any vehicles parked in the clearway on or after this date risk being fined and towed,” the spokesperson said.

“Existing parking restrictions will continue to operate unchanged outside of clearway hours.”

Work to install new clearway signage will be carried out between Monday 6 and Sunday 19 November from 8pm to 5am, weather permitting.

Parked vehicles can be reported to the Transport Management Centre on 131 700.

For more information visit rms.nsw.gov.au/clearways.

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