Old Princes Highway, The Grand Parade, Linden Street, The River Road and Bangor Bypass, from Acacia Road, Kirrawee to New Illawarra Road, Menai
The NSW Government is funding this clearways proposal as part of the $121 million Clearways Program, which aims to reduce congestion and delays on Sydney’s roads.
Updates and announcements
Roads and Maritime Services is seeking feedback by Monday 3 July 2017 on a proposal to install new clearways and improve intersections on the Princes Highway, Kirrawee and Kogarah. View or download the May 2017 Community Update (PDF, 3.32Mb) for more information, contact details to have your say and a map of the proposal.
On Monday 27 July 2015, Roads and Maritime Services introduced new and extended clearways on Princes Highway, from King Georges Road, Blakehurst, to President Avenue, Kirrawee. We are now proposing new and extended clearways on Old Princes Highway, The Grand Parade, Linden Street, River Road and Bangor Bypass, from Acacia Road, Kirrawee to New Illawarra Road, Menai.
The proposed clearways will help to provide more reliable travel times for motorists and maximise the benefits of the proposed intersection improvements.
Sydney’s Clearways Strategy
The NSW Government has committed $121 million to installing new clearways on Sydney’s road network. Since 2013, we’ve installed over 170 kilometres of new clearways across some of Sydney’s busiest corridors and we are continuing to investigate new weekday and weekend clearways across the network.
Roads and Maritime are proposing to install new and extended clearways to operate in both directions on:
- weekdays from 6am to 10am and 3pm to 7pm
- weekends and public holidays from 9am to 6pm.
The weekday clearway hours are consistent with the weekday clearway hours that have recently been installed on the Princes Highway, north-east of this proposal, to minimise confusion for motorists.
Alternative parking arrangements
The proposal would impact 17 parking spaces between Glencoe Street and Auburn Street during peak periods. Parking studies identified that there was sufficient capacity in the adjacent side streets to accommodate the demand for parking removed from the Old Princes Highway. The indented parking spaces between the Princes Highway and Auburn Street and near Vermont Street would not be impacted by this proposal.
Benefits of the proposal
New and extended clearways would help to protect traffic flow and reduce delays by allowing us to tow vehicles that stop illegally or break down. The proposed clearways would ensure all lanes are available to traffic when the road is near capacity on weekdays, weekends and public holidays.
Roads and Maritime is seeking feedback on the proposed new and extended clearways by Monday 3 July 2017.
We will carefully consider all feedback received before deciding to proceed with this proposal. A community consultation report will be prepared, summarising the matters raised and our responses.