Mona Vale Road clearways

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services is installing new and extended clearways on Mona Vale Road from Pymble to St Ives.

The installation of new signs and posts will be completed from Tuesday 14 March to Sunday 19 March 2017, weather permitting. Our working hours will be from 8pm to 5am.

The changes to the clearway will be operational from Monday 20 March 2017. Any vehicles parked in the clearway on or after this date will risk being fined and towed.

View or download the February 2017 Project Update (PDF, 799Kb) 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

Roads and Maritime are working with Ku-ring-gai Council to improve the existing parking arrangements by:

  • Extending the council car park on Mona Vale Road opposite Stanley Street to provide an additional 15 spaces
  • Installing signage on Mona Vale Road to help customers find off-street parking
  • Implementing two hour parking restrictions on Porters Lane from 9am to 6pm every day
  • Implementing one hour parking restrictions on Mona Vale Road northbound between Denley Lane and Memorial Avenue from 10am to 3pm on weekdays
  • Implementing 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
  • Implementing two hour parking restrictions on Mona Vale Road southbound between Rosedale Road and Porters Lane from 10am to 3pm on weekdays
  • Changing 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
  • Roads and Maritime is also working with Council to review the layout of parking in the ‘Old School’ car park.

What happens next?

We will be introducing new and extended clearways on Mona Vale Road from the Pacific Highway, Pymble to Kitchener Street, St Ives, from Monday 20 March.

The installation of new signs and posts will be completed from Tuesday 14 March to Sunday 19 March 2017, weather permitting. Our working hours will be from 8pm to 5am.

Roads and Maritime staff will be on site following implementation of the clearway to monitor the clearway operation and provide information to ensure motorists are aware of the clearway changes and the alternative parking locations.

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