Lyons Road - Great North Road, Five Dock and Victoria Road, Drummoyne

The Sydney Clearways Strategy (PDF, 2.4Mb) identifies a number of state roads across the Sydney road network for the introduction of new clearways and changes to the existing clearways to better manage congestion on Sydney's road network.

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services is introducing new weekday clearways on Lyons Road between Great North Road, Five Dock and Victoria Road, Drummoyne.

The new weekday clearway hours will operate in both directions from:

  • 6am to 10am and 3pm to 7pm on weekdays only.

This replaces the existing ‘No Parking ‘restrictions that operate from 6:30am to 9:30am and 3:30pm to 6:30pm weekdays.

Roads and Maritime also identified that parking at certain locations between Thompson Street and Lithgow Street was also causing congestion. To address this congestion we are considering ‘No Stopping’ restrictions at certain locations please view or download the Project Update (PDF, 335Kb) from:

  • 10am to 3pm weekdays*
  • 9am to 6pm weekends and public holidays.

The ‘No Stopping’ applies between the new weekday clearway hours of 6:00am to 10:00am and 3:00pm to 7:00pm.

It is expected that these changes will allow traffic to flow more freely on Lyons Road and help reduce motorists ‘rat running’ through local streets.

Before the new weekday clearways and no ‘No Stopping’ changes are introduced, Roads and Maritime is asking for feedback on the proposed short stay parking spaces for business and shop visitors near Lyons Road.

We invite your feedback on the alternate customer business parking arrangements by Friday 8 December. Please send your comments to:

For more information please see the November 2017 project update (PDF, 341Kb).

Background

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

Installing new and extended clearways on weekdays and weekends can help reduce congestion in many areas of Sydney by allowing motorists to use all traffic lanes.

Since 2013, we have installed over 230 kilometres of new and extended clearways across some of Sydney’s busiest road corridors. We are continuing to investigate where new and extended clearways would help ease congestion and establish more reliable travel times for motorists across the network.

Clearways on Lyons Road were nominated for investigation by members of the community. Members of the community are able to nominate a state road to investigate whether a clearway would help ease congestion and improve traffic flow on that road. Investigations found that traffic volumes during weekday peaks warranted the introduction of clearways to replace the existing ‘No Parking’ zones.

Download the Sydney Clearways Strategy (2.4Mb) to find out more.

Clearway hours

The new weekday clearway hours will operate in both directions from:

  • 6am to 10am and 3pm to 7pm on weekdays only.

The clearways will replace the existing ‘No Parking ‘restrictions that operate from 6:30am to 9:30am and 3:30pm to 6:30pm weekdays.

The new clearways will help traffic flow by restricting parking during the clearway hours and allowing vehicles to be towed if they stop illegally or breakdown.

Download the November 2017 Project Update to read about the key benefits of clearways.

New ‘No Stopping’ Restrictions

While considering the clearways proposal, Roads and Maritime completed a comprehensive review of parking along Lyons Road and identified that parking at certain locations was also causing congestion.

To address this congestion we are considering ‘No Stopping’ restrictions at certain locations. This will allow vehicles to travel in the kerbside lane and safely pass vehicles waiting on Lyons Road to turn right into side streets.

The new ‘No Stopping’ restrictions are proposed to operate around specific intersections between Thompson Street and Lithgow Street from:

  • 10am to 3pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm weekends and public holidays.

The ‘No Stopping’ applies between the new weekday clearway hours of 6:00am to 10:00am and 3:00pm to 7:00pm.

It is expected that these changes will allow traffic to flow more freely on Lyons Road and help reduce motorists ‘rat running’ through local streets to avoid congestion and delays.

Download the November 2017 Project Update to read more about ‘No Stopping’ areas. 

Alternate customer business parking

Roads and Maritime has also considered changes to parking in the side streets, just off Lyons Road, that would offset the parking removed by the introduction of ‘No Stopping’ restrictions on Lyons Road.

These proposed alternate business customer parking areas would have timed parking restrictions from:

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

The locations and details of the alternate business parking (subject to Council approval) are:

  • Byrne Avenue, north of Lyons Road
    • one x 1/2P and two x 1P parking spaces
  • Gears Avenue, north of Lyons Road
    • two x 1/2P and 11 x 1P parking spaces
  • Barney Street, south of Lyons Road
    • five x 1P parking spaces
  • Brent Street, south of Lyons Road
    • two x 1/2P and two x 1P parking spaces.

We are also discussing with City of Canada Bay Council some additional parking on Janet Street (south of Lyons Road) that would formalise and extend the existing angle parking to provide additional spaces for business customers.

We invite your feedback on the alternate customer business parking options by Friday 8 December.

Please send your comments to:

What happens next?

We invite your feedback on the proposed changes to introduce ‘No Stopping’ restrictions and provide short stay parking spaces for business and shop visitors near Lyons Road by Friday 8 December. Please send your comments to clearways@rms.nsw.gov.au or:

Clearways Project Team
PO Box 973
Parramatta NSW 2124

We will consider your feedback on the proposed alternative parking arrangements and continue to update you as the project progresses.

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