Marsden Road – Dundas Valley to Carlingford

The Sydney Clearways Strategy identified Marsden Road between Dundas Valley to Carlingford, as a route for the investigation of new and extended clearways to better manage congestion on Sydney's road network.

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services has completed consultation with the community on the proposal to install new and extended clearways on Marsden Road from Stewart Street, Dundas Valley to Pennant Hills Road, Carlingford.

After considering all the technical information and community comments, along with the proposal’s aims and design requirements, we have decided to proceed with the proposal unchanged. The new and extended clearways will operate in both directions on Marsden Road between Stewart Street and Pennant Hills Road from:

  • 6am to 7pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm weekends and public holidays.

Roads and Maritime will be on site to implement the clearways between Monday 6 November and Sunday 19 November 2017, excluding public holidays and weather permitting. Our working hours will be between 8pm and 5am from Monday to Sunday.

The new and extended clearways will be operational from 6am on Monday 20 November 2017.

For more information view or download the Consultation Report (PDF, 1.75Mb) or October 2017 Project Notification (PDF, 393Kb).

Project background

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

Marsden Road is a key corridor on Sydney’s road network and is used by nearly 30,000 motorists every day.

When cars are parked in the kerbside lanes, motorists are forced to merge into adjacent lanes. When the road is near capacity this causes delays and congestion.

Community consultation

Roads and Maritime consulted the community on the proposal to install new and extended clearways on Marsden Road from Stewart Street, Dundas Valley to Pennant Hills Road, Carlingford in August and September 2017. We received submissions from 19 people on the proposal. Seven submissions supported the proposal with no issues raised or modifications suggested. Two raised concerns or issues with the proposal and ten raised other issues regarding intersection efficiency, safety and other traffic matters.

For more information view or download the Consultation Report or October 2017 Project Notification.

What are the proposed hours of operation?

Roads and Maritime proposed proposing to install new and extended clearways in both directions on Marsden Road between Dundas Valley and Carlingford:

  • Weekdays from 6:00am to 7:00pm
  • Weekends from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

Other ‘No Parking’ and ‘No Stopping’ restrictions that operate outside clearway times will remain in place.

Alternative parking arrangements

The proposal has minimal impact on business and residential parking along the route.

A study of parking use and alternative parking options found there is sufficient alternative parking available in nearby side streets and in existing carparks. It also found that all residential properties potentially impacted by the proposal have driveways or off-street parking.

What happens next?

Roads and Maritime will be on site to implement the clearways between Monday 6 November and Sunday 19 November, excluding public holidays and weather permitting. Our working hours will be between 8pm and 5am from Monday to Sunday.

The new and extended clearways will be operational from 6am on Monday 20 November 2017.

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