Mona Vale Road clearways

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services has decided to proceed with the installation of new and extended clearways on Mona Vale Road from Pymble to St Ives.

We are working with council to have the new parking arrangements in place early next year. Once the construction timeframe is agreed, Roads and Maritime will advise the community of the clearway installation on Mona Vale Road, between the Pacific Highway. Pymble and Kitchener Street, St Ives.

View or download the December 2016 Project Update (PDF, 346Kb) for more information.

Project background

Mona Vale Road is a key corridor on Sydney’s road network and is used by over 50,000 motorists every day.

When cars are parked in the kerbside lanes, motorists are forced to merge to two lanes of traffic. This causes delays and congestion.

We know installing clearways on roads where on-street parking obstructs the flow of traffic, can help ease congestion and improve travel times.

The Sydney Clearways Strategy identifies Mona Vale Road, from Pacific Highway, Pymble, to Kitchener Street, St Ives, as a priority project for the introduction of a clearway to manage congestion.

Community consultation

In March 2014, Roads and Maritime consulted with the community on a proposal to install clearways on this section of Mona Vale Road in both directions. The proposed hours were from 6am to 10am and 3pm to 7pm on weekdays, and 9am to 6pm on weekends.

Roads and Maritime prepared a community consultation report (April 2015) which provides a summary of comments and responses.

As a result of community and stakeholder feedback, we revised our proposal to ensure a balance between local business parking needs and traffic flow.

In April 2015, we took this revised proposal to the community for further feedback. We have now prepared a community consultation report (October 2016) which summarises the matters raised and our responses.

What are the hours of operation?

The new clearways will be in place:

  • Weekdays from 6am to 10am and from 3pm to 7pm
  • Weekends from 9am to 6pm with the exception of the section of Mona Vale Road southbound between Stanley Street and Rosedale Road which will operate from 2pm to 6pm only.

This has been implemented to support the morning and lunchtime trade of local businesses on weekends.

Alternative parking arrangements

Ku-Ring-Gai Council has agreed to provide improved parking arrangements in the vicinity of the St Ives shops and will:

  • Implement two hour parking restrictions on Porters Lane from 9am to 6pm every day
  • Provide an additional 15 parking spaces at the council car park opposite Stanley street to accommodate a total of 44 cars
  • Change 12 spaces in the ‘Old School’ council car park on the eastern side of Mona Vale Road and two spaces on Stanley Street to half hour parking
  • Undertake a review to identify opportunities for improvements to the ‘Old School’ car park.

Prior to introduction of the clearways, Roads and Maritime will:

  • Install signage on Mona Vale Road to help customers find off-street parking
  • Implement one hour parking restrictions on Mona Vale Road northbound between Denley Lane and Memorial Avenue from 10am to 3pm on weekdays
  • Implement one hour parking restrictions on Mona Vale Road southbound between Stanley Street and Rosedale Road from 10am to 3pm on weekdays and from 9am to 2pm on weekends
  • Implement two hour parking restrictions on Mona Vale Road southbound between Rosedale Road and Porters Lane from 10am to 3pm on weekdays.

What happens next?

Once the alternative parking arrangements are in place we will implement new and extended clearways on Mona Vale Road between the Pacific Highway, Pymble and Kitchener Street, St Ives in early 2017.

We will keep the community updated as the project progresses and advise of the clearway implementation date.

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