New and extended clearways to improve traffic flow key Western Sydney Corridor

8 November 2017

New and extended clearways will be introduced on James Ruse Drive, Briens Road and Old Windsor Road from late November to improve traffic flow for motorists who travel along the key corridor between Clyde and Constitution Hill.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the clearways are part of the NSW Government’s $121 million Clearways Program, which aims to reduce delays and congestion by maximising use of existing road space.

“Introducing clearways on this key transport corridor through western Sydney will help manage traffic flow and improve journey reliability by allowing vehicles to be towed if they stop illegally or breakdown,” the spokesperson said.

“This important corridor provides access to Western Sydney University, Rosehill Gardens, the Northmead industrial area and the Westmead Hospital precinct.

“James Ruse Drive also serves as a ring road for motorists around Parramatta, which connects Old Windsor, Windsor, Pennant Hills and Victoria roads as well as the M4 Motorway.

“Implementing the clearways will ensure all lanes are available to traffic during peak hours.”

The road corridor currently has clearways in place during weekday peak times as well as ‘no parking’ zones along the majority of the corridor.

“The new clearways along this eight kilometre length means the NSW Government has now delivered more than 250 kilometres of new and extended clearways since the end of 2013,” the spokesperson said.

“A single broken down or illegally parked car can significantly reduce road capacity and cause major delays on busy road corridors during peak times so it is important to ensure all lanes are available to improve journey reliability for motorists.”

The spokesperson said the new clearways will take effect from Monday 27 November and operate in both directions at all times on weekdays, weekends and public holidays.

“Motorists are reminded any vehicles parked in the clearway on or after this date risk being fined and towed,” the spokesperson said.

Work to install new clearway signage will be carried out until Sunday 26 November from 8pm to 5am, weather permitting.

Parked vehicles can be reported to the Transport Management Centre on 131 700.
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