Mayor cautiously welcomes concessions on Rozelle Interchange

01 February 2024

Inner West Mayor, Darcy Byrne, has today cautiously welcomed concessions by Transport for NSW on mitigating traffic congestion on Victoria Road and the City West Link.

Following the Mayor’s calls for more to be done, TfNSW have today agreed to release daily data on bus travel times along Victoria Road and City West Link.

They have also agreed to meet with the Community Oversight Panel that Mayor Byrne has convened. The Panel is made up of local residents with expertise in traffic management, public transport, construction and community engagement.

Mayor Byrne said, “I cautiously welcome the concessions that Transport for NSW has made today, however there is still much more to be done to prevent the return of the traffic disaster we saw last year.

“I am urging them to install simplified signage directing commuters to the free tunnel connecting the Iron Cove Bridge to the ANZAC Bridge.

“I am also requesting that they consider returning the bus lane on Victoria Road to the outside lane.

“Our local residents need to be able to get to work and drop their kids at school in the morning and we need Transport for NSW to work with us on doing all they can to make that happen.”

These are some of the remaining common-sense mitigations that Mayor Byrne and local residents have proposed,

  • Consideration of moving the bus lane on Victoria Road back to the outside lane
  • Changes to signage including a simple sign that indicates the free tunnel to the ANZAC Bridge from the Iron Cove Bridge
  • Optimised signal phasing to relieve traffic congestion on the Balmain peninsula and surrounding suburbs
  • Continuous monitoring and review of lane marking to make it easier for drivers to use the Interchange

Please find attached an image of suggested simplified signage - Free Tunnel to ANZAC Bridge

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