New clearways to improve 'journey reliability' on Cabramatta Road West

Who has been stuck in traffic on Cabramatta Road West?

The good news is motorists are in for a "more efficient" journey from late September. New clearway hours are being introduced between Elizabeth Drive and the Cumberland Highway to manage traffic flow for thousands who travel along the busy corridor between Bonnyrigg and Cabramatta West.

The new clearways, part of the state government's program to reduce congestion and delays on Sydney's roads, will operate in both directions from 6am to 7pm on weekdays and 9am to 6pm on weekends and public holidays.

A Transport for NSW spokesman said Cabramatta Road West is a key corridor through Sydney's south-west which provides direct access to Mount Pritchard, Bonnyrigg, Cabramatta West and St Johns Park.

"By introducing clearways, road capacity can be increased for motorists without widening roads," the spokesman said.

"Introducing new weekday and weekend clearways will also improve journey reliability for all road users.

"This important corridor provides access to key local roads including Humphries Road and Meadows Road as well as schools, a number of bus services, businesses and recreational services.

"These new clearways will connect with existing clearways on the remainder of Cabramatta Road, Elizabeth Drive and the Hume Highway to provide a more efficient journey for motorists."

The spokesman said existing parking restrictions and bus zones will continue to apply outside of the new clearway hours.

Work to install new clearway signs (weather permitting) will be carried out between September 21 and 29.

Any vehicles parked in the clearway on or after Monday, September 30 risk being fined and towed.

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

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