Sydneys inner west busway to open soon

By: Jason Whittaker


The first stage of Sydney’s Inner West Busway through Rozelle from Terry Street to The Crescent is almost complete and

The first stage of Sydney’s Inner West Busway through Rozelle from Terry Street to The Crescent is almost complete and will start operating on Monday, December 14, the Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) has announced.

The citybound left lane will operate as a bus lane from 6am to 10am on weekdays when there will be three all-traffic lanes and one right turn lane into Darling Street.

At other times there will be three all-traffic lanes and two turn right lanes into Darling Street.

An RTA spokesman says the busway is the first part of the $175 million Inner West Busway along Victoria Road through Drummoyne and Rozelle.

"Work is continuing on the new bridge over Iron Cove and roadwork has started on the final stage of the project through Drummoyne, with the median strip being removed to enable the introduction of a tidal flow scheme to facilitate the morning peak bus lane," he says.

"Residents and motorists in Rozelle will see overhead signs to help motorists drive in the correct lanes. The signs will be tested at night in the week before the bus lane opens."

New lane markings will also be painted on the road surface from Saturday, December12.

When it is completed in early 2011, the Inner West Busway project will improve public transport along Victoria Road by creating a dedicated bus lane in the morning and afternoon weekday peaks.

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