Sydney Clearways Strategy
The NSW Government is acting to reduce congestion and delays on Sydney’s roads by installing new and extended clearways.
In December 2013, the NSW Government published the Sydney Clearways Strategy which identified routes on Sydney’s road network that could benefit from new clearways.
$21 million was committed to the implementation of the strategy as part of the $246 million Pinch Point Program.
In November 2014, the NSW Government committed a further $100 million to the implementation of the strategy bringing the total value of the clearways program to $121 million. Read the media release for more information.
Roads and Maritime Services is delivering the clearways program. Since 2013, we have installed over 300 kilometres of clearways on some of Sydney’s busiest corridors.
Read or download the Sydney Clearways Strategy for more information.
- Centennial Avenue and Burns Bay Road - Epping Road, Lane Cove to Victoria Road, Huntleys Point
- King Georges Road - Stoney Creek Road, Beverly Hills to Princes Highway, Blakehurst
- King Georges Road and Roberts Road - M5 Motorway, Beverly Hills to Hume Highway, Greenacre
- Lyons Road - Great North Road, Five Dock to Victoria Road, Drummoyne
- Pacific Highway Chatswood to Artarmon
- Taren Point Road – Captain Cook Bridge, Taren Point to Kingsway, Caringbah
- Windsor Road and Church Street - Old Northern Road, Baulkham Hills to Victoria Road, Parramatta
Clearways under consideration
- Eastern Valley Way/Clive Street from Roseville Chase to Northbridge
- Forest Way from Wyatt Avenue/Morgan Road, Belrose to Warringah Road, Frenchs Forest
- Warringah Road from the Roseville Bridge to Beacon Hill Road, Beacon Hill
Recently installed clearways
- Boundary Street and Babbage Road - Pacific Highway, Roseville to Roseville Bridge, Roseville Chase
- Carlingford Road - Pennant Hills Road, Carlingford to Beecroft Road, Epping
- City West Link, Dobroyd Parade and Wattle Street - Victoria Road, Rozelle to Parramatta Road, Ashfield
- Cleveland Street Camperdown to Moore Park
- Concord Road, Homebush Bay Drive and Centenary Drive, Rhodes to Strathfield
- Cumberland Highway - Windsor Road, Constitution Hill to Hume Highway, Liverpool
- Devlin Street/Church Street/Lane Cove Road - Ryde Bridge, Ryde to Bridge Road, North Ryde
- Epping Road - Beecroft Road, Epping to Mowbray Road West, Lane Cove
- Great Western Highway, Church Street and Parramatta Road - Pitt Street, Parramatta to M4 Motorway, North Strathfield
- James Ruse Drive, Briens Road and Old Windsor Road - Parramatta Road, Clyde to Hart Drive, Constitution Hill
- Lane Cove Road/Ryde Road - Fontenoy Road, Macquarie Park to Pacific Highway, Pymble
- Lane Cove Road - Bridge Road, North Ryde to Fontenoy Road, Macquarie Park
- Marsden Road – Stewart Street, Dundas Valley to Pennant Hils Road, Carlingford
- Mona Vale Road - Pacific Highway, Pymble to Kitchener Street, St Ives
- Old Princes Highway, The Grand Parade, Linden Street, The River Road and Bangor Bypass - Acacia Road, Kirrawee to New Illawarra Road, Menai
- Parramatta Road - M4 Motorway, North Strathfield to Wattle Street, Ashfield
- Pennant Hills Road - James Ruse Drive, Oatlands to Pacific Highway, Wahroonga
- Princes Highway, Heathcote - Jennings Road to Heathcote Road
- Princes Highway - President Avenue, Kirrawee to King Georges Road, Blakehurst
- Punchbowl Road - King Georges Road, Punchbowl to Coronation Parade, Croydon Park
- Silverwater Road/Stewart Street - Parramatta Road, Auburn to Marsden Road, Ermington
- Stacey Street - Parramatta Road, Auburn to Hume Highway, Bankstown
- Stacey Street - Hume HIghway, Bankstown to Alfords Point Bridge, Padstow Heights
- Victoria Road – Church Street, Parramatta to Marsden Road, Ermington
We are continuing to investigate roads as identified in the Sydney Clearways Strategy that would benefit from new and extended clearways.
What is a clearway?
A clearway is a section of road where stopping or parking is prohibited. The only vehicles excluded from these restrictions are public buses and taxis which are permitted to stop when dropping off or collecting passengers.
Preliminary investigations show that clearways can help manage congestion in many areas of Sydney by allowing motorists to use all traffic lanes.
Clearways can be 24 hour, peak times only, at weekdays, weekends or anything in between.
How do clearways improve congestion?
Clearways help manage congestion on many Sydney roads where the road is close to capacity and parking disrupts the flow of traffic
When vehicles are parked in the kerbside lane, fewer lanes are available to traffic and road users are also forced to merge from the kerbside lane which can create significant delays and queues.
By removing the parking, an additional lane is available for road users which helps traffic flow and manage congestion.
Clearways also allow us to tow vehicles that are stopped illegally or broken down.
This ensures all lanes are available to traffic when they are needed most.