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Motorists getting home quicker?

Posted by: 2UE | 21 February, 2013 - 4:46 PM
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Jason Morrison cannot believe the press release issued by Roads Minister Duncan Gay that motorists are getting home up to 15 minutes faster each week according to the latest Key Roads Performance Report.

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"In the three months to the end of November, motorists on the M2 were travelling about three minutes faster between Carlingford and North Ryde in the PM peak. The trip now takes about 18 minutes compared with about 21 minutes in the previous quarter," Mr Gay said.


"The PM peak was found to be generally stable with a notable improvement in average speed along Parramatta Road resulting in a decrease in travel time of six minutes from Concord to Harris Park and three minutes in the section from Ashfield to Concord.  In fact, the December Key Roads Performance Report shows generally stable travel times between September and November 2012 with the majority of peak hour travel times varying by two minutes or less.

The following table summarises significant travel time variations from September to December 2012.




Travel Time

Parramatta Rd (Concord to Harris Park)


6 min decrease

The Horsley Drive 


2 min decrease

M2 (Carlingford to North Ryde


3 Minute decrease

M4 (Concord to Clyde)


3 minute decrease

Newcastle Link Road


3 minute decrease

F3 (Beresfield to Wahroonga)


6 minute increase

"While travel times have generally improved, increased traffic volumes on the F3 at Ku-ring-gai and Wahroonga during the morning peak of five per cent and two per cent respectively have added about six minutes to the morning commute. The F3 Sydney to Newcastle Freeway, M5 and M5 East, Epping Road and M4 Motorway between Clyde to Eastern Creek, all showed increases in travel time.

"The Key Roads Performance Report details the average speeds and travel times on 114 key routes across Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong.  This financial year the NSW Government has allocated $4.9 billion to build, maintain and improve the road infrastructure needed to link communities, support housing and employment growth and improve road safety.

"This report gives the community a way to take greater control of which NSW roads they use and allows them to better plan their journey, showing how long it will take on average to travel some of the most commonly used routes during the morning and afternoon peaks,” he said.

The Key Road Performance Report is available on the RMS website www.rms.nsw.gov.au 

Blog comments Your Say

  • Easy to increase travel times, start fineing people for going slow and impeeding the traffic flow!
    Almost every day the M4 at Eastern Creek comes to a complete stop even the 110kl/h right hand lane!
    Book 'em Danno!

    Bikinis not burkas Friday 22 February, 2013 - 11:36 AM
  • He is obviously romancing with himself; out of touch Roads Minister Duncan Gay must be traveling home by helicopter or flying saucer!!! Leave it alone dunc!!

    www.abortiontruth.com Thursday 21 February, 2013 - 5:57 PM
  • It's obvious the airport is not included as part of his trip.

    David T. Thursday 21 February, 2013 - 5:41 PM

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