New weekday clearways and parking changes on Lyons Road

Between Great North Road, Five Dock and Victoria Road, Drummoyne.

Updates and announcements

In November 2017, Roads and Maritime Services informed the community about new weekday clearways to be installed on Lyons Road between Great North Road, Five Dock and Victoria Road, Drummoyne.

We also asked for feedback on proposed new ‘No Stopping’ parking changes at key intersections (see ‘No Stopping’ parking changes for more detail) which would allow road users to use the kerbside lane and pass vehicles queued to turn right; as well as an alternate business parking proposal that would offset the parking removed from Lyons Road as a result of the ‘No Stopping’ parking changes.

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.

After considering the feedback, we are progressing with the new weekday clearways, parking changes (with the addition of an additional timed ‘No Stopping’ opposite Cometrowe Street), and the alternate business parking plan (subject to final approval from City of Canada Bay Council) refer to Consultation Outcome for more detail.

The new weekday clearways and parking changes will start in May 2018. A notification about the installation works will be issued at least seven days before work commences.

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 370 km 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 provide more reliable travel times for road users across the network.

For further information please see Sydney Clearways Strategy.

Consultation outcome

Last year we informed the community about the new weekday clearways to be installed on Lyons Road between Great North Road, Five Dock and Victoria Road, Drummoyne.

We asked for feedback on proposed ‘No Stopping’ parking changes at key intersections which would allow road users to use the kerbside lane and pass vehicles queued to turn right. We also asked for feedback on an alternate business parking proposal that would offset the parking removed from Lyons Road as a result of the ‘No Stopping’ parking changes.

We used a number of methods to inform the community about the new weekday clearways, the proposed ‘No Stopping’ parking changes and the alternate business parking, as well as the way feedback could be provided. We distributed letters to residents and stakeholders within close proximity to Lyons Road, doorknocked impacted businesses and residents, and used social media to reach road users and the broader community.

We have now summarised the feedback received about the proposed ‘No Stopping’ and the alternate business customer parking and have provided a response to the key matters raised in an engagement report.

After considering the feedback, we are progressing with the new weekday clearways, ‘No Stopping’ parking changes (with the inclusion of an additional timed ‘No Stopping’ opposite Cometrowe Street), and the alternate business parking plan.

The new weekday clearways and parking changes will start in May 2018. A notification about the installation works will be issued at least seven days before work commences.

Weekday clearways

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.

The new weekday clearways and parking changes (see ‘No Stopping’ parking changes) will start in May 2018.

‘No Stopping’ parking changes

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.

We are progressing with the ‘No Stopping’ parking changes, with the inclusion of an additional timed ‘No Stopping’ area on Lyons Road opposite Cometrowe Street (see Map 1below).

The ‘No Stopping’ will operate 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.

The new weekday clearways and parking changes will start in May 2018.

Alternate business parking

Roads and Maritime is working with the City of Canada Bay Council to deliver a revised alternate business parking plan that would offset the parking removed from Lyons Road as a result of the ‘No Stopping’ parking changes. The revised parking plan is shown below.  

We are also working with the City of Canada Bay Council to deliver the new timed parking and car park upgrades to Janet Street. This is to ensure adequate business parking is available (subject to Council approval).

What happens next?

The new weekday clearways and parking changes will start in May 2018. A notification about the installation works will be issued at least seven days before work commences.

We will continue to update the community as the project progresses.

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