New clearway to ease congestion on Mona Vale Road from Pymble to St Ives

4 October 2016

Minister for Roads Duncan Gay today announced a new section of clearway would be installed on Mona Vale Road before the end of the year.

The new 5.2 kilometre section being installed completes a 24 kilometre stretch of clearways between St Ives and Strathfield.

“The clearway will be in place to help reduce congestion for the more than 50,000 motorists who use the road corridor every day,” Mr Gay said.

“The NSW Government is taking action to reduce congestion and is pushing ahead with our $121 million Clearways Strategy to get people moving freely on some of Sydney’s busiest roads.

“With congestion currently costing Sydney around $6.1 billion each year, the NSW Government is committed to maximising the use of existing road space and delivering travel time savings for motorists.

“We’re not just building long-term congestion busting projects such as WestConnex and NorthConnex – we’re also providing immediate relief on busy roads such as Victoria Road, Lane Cove Road, the Princes Highway, Anzac Parade and Mona Vale Road.”

“The new section between the Pacific Highway at Pymble and Kitchener Street at St Ives will help people travelling to and from work on weekdays and taking kids to sport, shopping or visiting family and friends on the weekend.”

Roads and Maritime Services has been working closely with the local community to balance the needs of motorists as well as the parking needs of local businesses.

Following extensive consultation, clearways will be installed weekdays from 6am to 10am and 3pm to 7pm on this length of Mona Vale Road.

Weekend clearways will also be in place from 9am to 6pm except between Stanley Street and Rosedale Road where the southbound clearway will be in place from 2pm to 6pm to support morning and lunchtime retail trade.

Roads and Maritime has identified an additional 15 off road car parking spaces in the Council car park opposite Stanley Street and is now seeking Council support to deliver the spaces and support local business trade.

Roads and Maritime is also working with council to install timed parking on Stanley Street, Porters Lane, Mona Vale Road and the Old School car park to better accommodate customers visiting St Ives Shops.

MEDIA: Vanessa Juresic | 0419 618 081

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