Traffic improvements on Old South Head Road

Between Syd Einfeld Drive, Bondi Junction and Curlewis Street, Bondi

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services is extending the existing weekday clearway hours and introducing new weekend clearways on Old South Head Road between Syd Einfeld Drive, Bondi Junction and Curlewis Street, Bondi.

Roads and Maritime investigated business parking along this section of Old South Head Road and identified that westbound business parking west of Flood Lane will be impacted by the new clearway hours.

We are talking with Waverley Council to identify alternate business customer parking (subject to Council approval) during clearway hours.

We are asking for your feedback on the proposed alternate business customer parking arrangements, which could include installing new timed parking in adjacent side streets during clearway hours as described under the Alternate business parking section.

We are also proposing to convert the existing westbound ‘left turn only’ (buses excepted)’ lane, into Flood Street, to a shared left turn and straight through lane (see pullout map below for details). This will allow motorists to use both citybound lanes on Old South Head Road to travel through the intersection.

We are committed to accept feedback until Tuesday 21 August 2018. Please send your feedback to clearways@rms.nsw.gov.au.

For more information about the clearways and the business parking please see the June 2018 project update (PDF, 1,65Mb).

Clearway hours

The new and extended clearways are shown in this table:

Old South Head Road between Syd Einfeld Drive and Curlewis Street Current clearways New clearways
Weekdays 6am to 10am (westbound)
3pm to 7pm (eastbound)
6 am to 7pm
(both directions)
Weekends and public holidays No clearways 9am to 6pm
(both directions)

There will be no changes to existing parking restrictions in this section of Old South Head Road outside the new clearways hours.

Alternate business parking

Roads and Maritime investigated parking on this section of Old South Head Road, which identified that up to 12 parking spaces in this area would be removed during clearway hours.

We are talking with Waverley Council to identify alternate business customer parking (subject to Council approval) during clearway hours. We are asking for your feedback on the proposed alternate business customer parking arrangements, which could include installing new timed parking in adjacent side streets during clearway hours as follows:

  • Flood Lane between Barnett Lane and Old South Head Road – three ‘1/2P’ parking spaces
  • Flood Street between Barnett Lane and Old South Head Road – three ‘2P’ parking spaces
  • Flood Street south of Orr Street – five ‘2P’ parking spaces.

Parking surveys also identified that there is some availability in surrounding side streets.

A map showing the alternate parking arrangements can be found in the June 2018 project update.

Changes to Flood Street intersection

Following the installation of traffic lights at the intersection of Flood Street and Old South Head Road, the citybound bus stop on Old South Head Road was relocated to the departure side of the intersection. This change removed two parking spaces on the western side of Flood Street, to improve the travel time reliability of buses in this area.

Members of the community have raised concerns about congestion on the Old South Head corridor travelling towards the city. To address this, Roads and Maritime has looked at ways to assist traffic flow and reduce congestion.

We are proposing to convert the existing westbound ‘left turn only’ (buses excepted)’ lane, into Flood Street, to a shared left turn and straight through lane (see pullout map in June 2018 project update for details). This will allow motorists to use both citybound lanes on Old South Head Road to travel through the intersection.

When combined with new clearway hours, which will remove parked vehicles from the kerbside lane, more vehicles will be able to pass through each traffic light cycle. This should improve the efficiency of the intersection and improve travel time and reliability for all road users, including buses.

There are no proposed changes, at this time, to the existing westbound bus lane, which prioritises public transport users in the area.

What happens next?

We invite your feedback on the proposed alternate business customer parking arrangements and the intersection changes at Flood Street by Tuesday 21 August 2018. Please send your comments to clearways@rms.nsw.gov.au or call 1300 706 232.

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

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