New and extended clearways on Eastern Valley Way/Clive Street

The Sydney Clearways Strategy identified Eastern Valley Way/Clive Street between Babbage Road, Roseville Chase and Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge as a route for the investigation of new clearways to better manage congestion on Sydney's road network.

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services asked for feedback on a proposal to introduce new and extended clearways on Eastern Valley Way/Clive Street between Babbage Road, Roseville Chase and Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge.

We received feedback from various stakeholder groups including residents, business owners, and road users. A number of matters were raised about the new and extended clearways that Roads and Maritime Services will consider before progressing further with the project.

In response to the feedback, we are conducting an assessment of the matters raised by the community and collecting additional information on traffic and parking in the area.

For more information about the clearways program, and recently announced or installed clearways, please view the Sydney Clearways Program page.

Project background

The NSW Government announced the Sydney Clearways Strategy in December 2013 as one of its key initiatives to reduce congestion on Sydney’s major roads. It committed $121 million to implementing the strategy and installing new clearways on Sydney’s road network.

The strategy identifies over 1000 km of state roads on key corridors across Sydney, which may benefit from the introduction of new and extended weekday and new weekend clearways, to improve the movement of goods and people.

Eastern Valley Way/Clive Street between Roseville Chase and Northbridge is a key corridor that provides access for the Northbridge, Castlecrag, Castle Cove and Willoughby communities to the Northern Beaches and south to the city. It is a tertiary freight corridor, and is identified in ‘Sydney’s Bus Future’ as a suburban bus route. It was identified within the Sydney Clearways Strategy for the consideration of clearways to help ease congestion.

What are the proposed hours of operation?

Roads and Maritime has proposed to install new weekday and weekend clearways in both directions on Eastern Valley Way/Clive Street from Babbage Road, Roseville Chase to Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge, to operate:

  • Weekdays from 6am to 7pm
  • Weekends and public holidays from 9am to 6pm.

Key benefits of clearways

Clearways:

  • reduce congestion by making an additional lane available to traffic
  • improve journey times, allowing drivers to get to their destination sooner and more reliably
  • improve safety by removing parked vehicles from the kerbside lane
  • have an immediate positive impact on traffic flow as it uses existing road space for the movement of vehicles
  • improve the efficiency of intersections along the corridor, as all lanes are used.

What happens next?

In response to the feedback, we are conducting an assessment of the matters raised by the community. We are also collecting additional parking and traffic information in the area.

We thank all those who provided feedback.

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