Smoother journeys along Canterbury and Milperra Roads

14 October 2019

Motorists will experience smoother journeys along one of Sydney’s busiest road corridors with plans for new and extended clearways along Canterbury and Milperra roads.

Member for East Hills, Wendy Lindsay said the proposed clearways will stretch from Milperra to Hurlstone Park, tackling congestion through the suburbs of Punchbowl, Campsie and Canterbury.

“To support Sydney’s growing population the NSW Government is working towards delivering new weekend and extended weekday clearways along this busy corridor,” Ms Lindsay said.

“The plan will extend the weekday clearway hours to operate from 6am to 7pm, and install new clearways on weekends and public holidays from 9am to 6pm, to help improve journey times by making an additional lane available to traffic during these times.”

“Parking will still be allowed on Milperra and Canterbury roads outside of the proposed clearways hours in sections where it is currently available.”

Ms Lindsay said the plan will have a positive impact on traffic flow by delivering improved travel times and less queues.

“Clearways help manage congestion on many Sydney roads where the road is close to capacity and parking disrupts the flow of traffic. By introducing clearways, capacity can be increased for motorists without widening roads,” Ms Lindsay said.

“The clearways program is delivering more consistent driving conditions across many of Sydney’s busiest roads, including the recent installation of clearways nearby along Bexley, Punchbowl, King Georges and Fairford roads and Stacey Street.”

“The annual cost of Sydney’s congestion is estimated to be $6.1 billion, and with more than 16 million trips taken on an average weekday in Sydney and more than 15 million trips each day on the weekend, it’s essential to keep our motorists moving.”

Transport for NSW is working with Canterbury Bankstown Council on proposals to provide timed customer parking for nearby businesses on Jeffrey, Minter and Floss Streets near Canterbury shopping strip.

Feedback on the alternative business customer parking options can be provided by Monday 4 November 2019 to clearways@rms.nsw.gov.au or call 1300 706 232.

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