$246 million Pinch Point and Clearways Program

The Pinch Point and Clearways Program aims to reduce traffic delays, manage congestion and improve travel times on Sydney's major roads, particularly during weekday peak periods.


The original five year $100 million Pinch Point Program ran from July 2007 to June 2012. Over 120 projects on 23 key corridors were delivered.

In June 2012, the NSW Government announced an extension of the program with an additional $125 million for the next five years. In May 2013, extra funding was committed to bring the total value of the Pinch Point Program to $225 million. In December 2013, the announcement of the Sydney Clearway Strategy added a further $21 million in funding bringing the total program value to $246 million.

In the first four years since July 2012, we have completed 46 pinch point projects, installed 26 permanent message signs and 48 CCTV cameras on key corridors across the Sydney road network.

Current projects

What's next?

We are carrying out investigation work to help develop a number of proposals as part of this program. The community will be invited to give their feedback on each of the proposals during their development and we will keep the community updated on the progress of the program.

News and updates

VMS on March Street, Richmond

Roads and Maritime Services will be carrying out work to install a permanent electronic sign. We will install the sign in stages and will be on site for six night shifts and six day shifts from Monday 15 May and Friday 30 June 2017, weather permitting. Our night work hours will be from 7pm to 5am. Our day work hours will be from 7am to 5pm. For more information, please visit the project webpage or download the May 2017 project update.

Mamre Road and Saddington Street, St Marys

Night work schedule – Have Your Say

Due to high traffic volumes in the area, some of the construction work would need to be carried out at night. Construction would take about 12 months to complete from mid-2017 and would include a mix of both day and night time work.

We previously consulted on a construction night work schedule that included 55 night shifts. Due to some additional utility relocation work needed, we are now proposing to work up to 75 night shifts. Night work would be carried out between 8pm and 5am excluding Friday, Saturday and public holidays, weather permitting.

We propose working intermittently up to five nights a week for 45 weeks, for a total of 75 shifts. Our work hours would be between 8pm and 5am from Sunday to Friday. We would complete noisier activities, including jack-hammering by 11pm.

The alternative is to work up to two nights a week, which would extend the project by seven weeks. Our shift hours would be the same and we would complete the noisier activities by 11pm.

We invite your feedback on our proposed night work schedules.

Please send your comments by Wednesday 17 May 2017 to DownerMouchel via enquiries_nsw@downermouchel.com or

  • DownerMouchel - Mamre Road and Saddington Street Project
    PO Box 6465
    North Ryde, NSW, 2113

Bigge Street and Hume Highway, Warwick Farm

Roads and Maritime Services will be carrying out work for the intersection improvements between Thursday 27 April and Friday 28 July 2017.

During this time, Bigge Street will be closed for eight night shifts between Thursday 27 April and Wednesday 31 May 2017.

For more information about the closure and detour route, please visit the project webpage or download the project update.

VMS on Windsor Road Baulkham Hills

Roads and Maritime Services will be carrying out work to install the sign in stages and expect the work will take 15 shifts to complete between Wednesday 12 April and Friday 30 June, weather permitting. Our working hours for night shifts will be from 8pm to 5am. Our working hours for day shifts will be from 8am to 5pm. For more information, please view the project webpage or download the April 2017 Project Update.

Completed projects

  • Alfords Point Road and Menai Road, Menai
  • Blacktown Road: Blacktown to Prospect
  • Botany Road and Bunnerong Road, Matraville
  • Campbelltown Road: Campbelltown to Casula
  • VMS on Camden Bypass, Narellan
  • VMS on Camden Valley Way, Narellan
  • VMS on Canterbury Road, Campsie
  • Cumberland Highway: Warwick Farm to Northmead
  • Eastern Valley Way: Chatswood to Northbridge
  • Elizabeth Drive: Cecil Hills to Liverpool
  • Erskine Park Road/Roper Road/ Carlisle Avenue: Orchard Hills to Mount Druitt
  • Glenfield Road, Glenfield
  • Great Western Highway: Eastern Creek to Wentworthville
  • Heathcote Road and Macarthur Drive, Holsworthy
  • Heathcote Road: Heathcote to Moorebank
  • Hume Highway: Liverpool to Casula
  • Hume Highway and Woodville Road Villawood/Lansdowne
  • VMS on Hume Motorway, Menangle Park
  • James Ruse Drive, Rosehill to Clyde
  • King Georges Road: Blakehurst to Punchbowl
  • M1 and Pacific Highway, Wahroonga
  • M4 Connections: Interchanges
  • Mona Vale Road and Ponderosa Parade, Mona Vale
  • Narellan Road: Narellan to Campbelltown
  • Norwest Boulevard, Glenwood
  • VMS on Old Northern Road, Baulkham Hills
  • Old Windsor Road: Northmead to Baulkham Hills
  • Pacific Highway: North Sydney to Pymble
  • Parramatta Road: Strathfield to Leichhardt
  • Parramatta Road and the Hume Highway, Ashfield
  • Pennant Hills Road and Marsden Road, Carlingford
  • VMS on Pennant Hills Road, Oatlands
  • Pittwater Road: North Narrabeen to North Manly
  • Princes Highway: Heathcote to St Peters
  • Richmond Road: Blacktown to Londonderry
  • Roper Road and M4 Motorway, Colyton
  • Russell Street, Leonay
  • VMS on Ryde Road, West Pymble
  • Spit/Military Road corridor
  • Stacey Street: Padstow to Yagoona
  • F3/Pennant Hills Road: Wahroonga
  • Warringah Road/Boundary Street: Roseville to Beacon Hill
  • Windsor Road: Constitution Hill to Northmead
  • Woodville Road and Guildford Road, Guildford
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