New 24 hour clearways will be introduced on Windsor Road and Church Street from next Monday to maintain traffic flow for motorists who travel along the key corridor between Baulkham Hills and Parramatta.
Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott 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.
“Extending clearways on this busy transport corridor through Baulkham Hills, Northmead, North Parramatta and Parramatta will help manage traffic flow and improve journey reliability by allowing vehicles to be towed if they stop illegally or breakdown,” Mr Elliott said.
“The new clearways will replace existing ‘No Stopping’ and ‘No Parking’ restrictions on Church Street between James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road.
“This busy corridor currently has a number of different parking restrictions which can be confusing for motorists so Roads and Maritime Services are simplifying signs to make it easier for all road users.
“The corridor provides access to schools, shopping malls, along with a number of community and recreational services so it was essential that clearways were installed to maintain traffic flow.
“This section of Windsor Road also provides direct access to Old Northern Road, James Ruse Drive and the M2 Motorway, with Church Street providing access to North Rocks and Victoria Road.”
Mr Elliott said the new clearways will take effect from Monday 26 February and operate in both directions at all times.
“Motorists are reminded any vehicles parked in the clearway on or after this date risk being fined and towed,” Mr Elliott said.
“Implementing the clearways will ensure all lanes are available to traffic during key travel times.
“A single 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.”
Work to install new clearway signage will be carried out until Sunday 25 February, weather permitting.
Parked vehicles can be reported to the Transport Management Centre on 131 700.
For more information visit rms.nsw.gov.au/clearways.