New clearways on Great Western Highway between Eastern Creek and Blacktown
13 August 2018
Motorists on the Great Western Highway between Eastern Creek and Blacktown will soon be able to enjoy more reliable journeys with new 24 hour clearways being installed later this month.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the clearways will operate in both directions on the Great Western Highway between the M7 Motorway and Reservoir Road, from 6am on Monday 27 August.
“These clearways are part of the NSW Government’s $121 million Clearways Program, which aims to reduce congestion and delays on Sydney’s roads,” the spokesperson said.
“This section of road provides access to the M7 Motorway and the M4 Motorway, making it a key freight and commerce corridor in western Sydney. It also connects motorists travelling to Penrith and the Blue Mountains in the west, and Blacktown and Parramatta in the east.
“Introducing 24 hour clearways on this section of the Great Western Highway will improve journey reliability, getting motorists where they need to be sooner.”
The new clearways will replace ‘No Parking’ restrictions along the Great Western Highway with the existing eastbound transit lane from Bungarribee Creek to Reservoir Road to continue operating.
The spokesperson said clearways have a positive impact on traffic flow, as existing road space is used for the movement of vehicles.
“A single parked car can significantly reduce road capacity and cause major delays on busy road corridors during peak times – which makes it important to ensure all lanes are available to improve journey reliability.”
Work to install clearway signs will start on Saturday 18 August and finish on Sunday 26 August, weather permitting. Motorists are reminded any vehicles parked in the clearway on or after 27 August risk being fined and towed.
For more information about the Sydney Clearways Strategy visit rms.nsw.gov.au/clearways.
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