New clearways along Forest Way between Belrose and Frenchs Forest
4 May 2018
New clearways will be introduced on Forest Way from mid-May to help manage traffic flow for road users who travel along the key corridor between Belrose and Frenchs Forest.
A Roads and Maritime spokesperson said the new weekday and weekend clearways are being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $121 million Clearways Program which aims to reduce delays and congestion by maximising use of existing road space.
“Roads and Maritime recently installed clearways along Warringah Road between Roseville Chase and Beacon Hill so this is another step towards supporting the movement of traffic through the Northern Beaches,” the spokesperson said.
“The community is thanked for providing feedback on the review of environmental factors, with all feedback considered when finalising the proposal.
“The new clearways will take effect from Monday 14 May and operate in both directions on Forest Way between the intersection of Wyatt Avenue and Morgan Road at Belrose and Warringah Road at Frenchs Forest.
“Clearways on Forest Way will operate from 6am to 10am and 3pm to 7pm on weekdays between Wyatt Avenue/Morgan Road and Warringah Road as well as from 9am to 6pm on weekends and public holidays between Adams Street and Warringah Road.”
The spokesperson said introducing clearways on the busy transport corridor through Belrose and Frenchs Forest will help manage traffic flow and improve journey reliability.
“This important corridor provides direct access to surrounding residential areas, the Austlink Business Park, Belrose Supa Centre as well as the employment and shopping precinct at Frenchs Forest so it is essential these clearways are installed as soon as possible,” the spokesperson said.
“The corridor also provides direct access for thousands of road users to Warringah Road, Frenchs Forest Road and Mona Vale Road at Terrey Hills and also serves as an important route through to the Sydney CBD and Chatswood for bus services.”
The spokesperson said implementing clearways along this section of Forest Way will ensure all lanes are available to traffic during the day.
“A single parked car can significantly reduce road capacity and cause delays on busy road corridors so it is important to ensure all lanes are available to improve journey reliability for road users,” the spokesperson said.
“Clearways will change the ability to park, pick up and drop off family and friends and allow deliveries to be made along Forest Way.
“During clearway hours, residents will need to reconsider parking arrangements for visitors including parking in driveways, garages and on local streets.”
Work to install new clearway signage will be carried out between Monday 7 and Sunday 13 May, weather permitting.
Parked vehicles can be reported to the Transport Management Centre on 131 700.
For more information visit rms.nsw.gov.au/clearways.