Real-time travel information for Sydney motorists

Published 4th July, 2017 in Transport

Smart technology that beams real-time information to electronic signs on major roads has expanded to 42 more locations across Sydney.

Electronic highway message signs

The updated technology shows motorists how many minutes it will take for them to reach key landmarks or destinations.

Electronic message signs displaying this new travel time information will be located across six corridors:

  • 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.

There are already 91 electronic message signs on Sydney motorways equipped with real-time travel information.

Roads, Maritime and Freight Minister Melinda Pavey said the initiative would 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.

“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,” Mrs Pavey said.

The initiative is part of the government’s $225 million Pinch Points program which aims to ease congestion and improve journey reliability on Sydney’s road network.

Published 4th July, 2017 in Transport