New revised clearway times to reduce delays on Stoney Creek and Forest Roads

20 January 2020

Motorists travelling between Beverly Hills and Arncliffe will enjoy faster and more reliable journeys with the introduction of new clearway hours next month along Stoney Creek and Forest Roads.

A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the NSW Government has listened to the community’s desire to reduce local road congestion and balance the need to access the local shops.

“Along Stoney Creek and Forest Roads, between Kingsgrove and the M5 East Motorway at Arncliffe, we have reduced the clearways from the original proposal, with only new morning and afternoon peak hour clearways to operate from 6am to 10am and 3pm to 7pm in both directions,” the spokesperson said.

“Some new timed ‘No Stopping’ restrictions will also be installed at key intersections on Stoney Creek and Forest roads to improve traffic flow for around 30,000 vehicles, and allow them to use the kerbside lane to safely pass vehicles waiting to turn right.

“This revised proposal balances the need to move motorists, public transport users, goods and freight efficiently on the state road network with the local need to access shops and services.

“Clearways help reduce journey times by making all lanes available to traffic during clearway hours. A single parked car can cause major delays during peak times, so it is important to ensure all lanes are available when we need them most.”

Along the busy section of Stoney Creek Road from King Georges Road at Beverly Hills to Kingsgrove Road at Kingsgrove, the clearways will operate from 6am to 7pm on weekdays and 9am to 6pm on weekends and public holidays, in both directions.

The clearways are scheduled to start from 6am on Monday 17 February. The new timed ‘No Stopping’ restrictions will operate from 10am to 3pm on weekdays and 9am to 6pm on weekends and public holidays.

Transport for NSW will continue to work with Georges River Council to implement parking changes on Donald Street at Hurstville by converting five unrestricted parking spaces into 1P spaces to support short term business customer parking.

Transport for NSW will continue to monitor traffic conditions on this corridor and thanks everyone for their feedback during the community consultation period.

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