Motorists to see real time travel information at 42 key Sydney locations
Driving around Sydney will soon be more reliable and informative with the expansion of smart technology that will beam real-time information to more than 40 electronic message signs across Sydney.
Roads, Maritime and Freight Minister Melinda Pavey said the updated technology would allow motorists to make better decisions about the best and fastest way to get to their destination.
“This initiative will result in real time travel information being provided on existing electronic message signs on key routes which are traditionally used to convey special event, road work or unplanned incident information, such as crashes or breakdowns,” Mrs Pavey said.
The NSW Government is investing $205,000 for this initiative as part of the $225 million Pinch Points program which aims to ease congestion and improve journey reliability on Sydney’s road network.
Mrs Pavey said as motorists pass each of the 42 selected electronic message signs, they will be able to view the number of minutes it will take for them to reach key landmarks or destinations along their chosen route.
“For example, motorists travelling eastbound from Concord along the Great Western Highway corridor will be able to see how many minutes it will take to reach the Anzac Bridge and how many minutes it will take to reach Broadway.
“This will help manage motorists’ expectations and enable them to make better decisions about whether to continue along their chosen path or take an alternative route to reach their destination faster.”
There are already 91 electronic message signs on Sydney motorways already equipped with real-time travel information.
Travel time messages will not override any higher priority incident messages.
The travel time system was developed by RMS, with the selected destinations chosen based on consultation and review with the Transport Management Centre, Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime.
Electronic message signs displaying this new travel time information are located at:
Glenfield, Carlingford, Normanhurst, Woodpark, Parramatta, Wentworthville, Beecroft, Greystanes, North Ryde, Greenacre, Rhodes, Narwee, Homebush, Macquarie Park, Ryde, Pymble, Strathfield, Homebush, Hurstville, Concord, Sydney CBD, Lilyfield, Granville, Wentworthville, Auburn, Burwood, Pyrmont, Drummoyne, Ryde, Henley, Dee Why, Balgowlah, Wahroonga, Chatswood, Roseville and Pymble.
The six corridors are:
- Route A1
Pacific Highway north corridor between Pennant Hills Road at Wahroonga and the Gore Hill Freeway at Artarmon;
- Route A3
King Georges Road/ Mona Vale Road corridor between Pittwater Road at Mona Vale and the Princes Highway at Blakehurst.
- Route A4
Great Western Highway corridor between the Bradfield Highway in the Sydney CBD and Russell Street at Emu Plains.
- Route A8
Pittwater Road/ Condamine Street/ Spit Road/ Military Road corridor between Mona Vale Road at Mona Vale and the Warringah Expressway at Crows Nest.
- Route A28
Cumberland Highway corridor between the Pacific Highway at Wahroonga and the M1 Hume Motorway at Glenfield.
- Route A40
Old Windsor Road/ Victoria Road corridor between Hills M2 Motorway at Seven Hills and the A4 Western Distributor/ City West Link at Rozelle.