Victoria Road (Sydney)
Victoria Road at West Ryde
|Length||21 km (13 mi)|
|Major suburbs||Rydalmere, Ermington, West Ryde, Ryde, Gladesville, Drummoyne, Rozelle|
Victoria Road connects Parramatta with the western end of Anzac Bridge. It passes through the Sydney suburbs of Rydalmere, Ermington, West Ryde, Ryde, Gladesville, Drummoyne and Rozelle, and is currently one of the longest roads in Sydney. The road passes over two major bridges: the Iron Cove Bridge over Iron Cove, and the Gladesville Bridge over the Parramatta River.
Victoria Road is predominantly three lanes in each direction between Rozelle and Gladesville, and two or three lanes in each direction west of Gladesville. A large number of State Transit bus routes travel along Victoria Road, and during peak hours much of the road includes a dedicated bus lane.
In 2011, the Inner West Busway project introduced a tidal flow arrangement between Drummoyne and Rozelle which provides four city bound lanes (including a dedicated bus lane) and two west bound lanes in the morning peak, before reverting to three lanes in each direction at 10am. A barrier transfer machine is used to move the concrete barrier. This also saw a new three-lane Iron Cove Bridge built for out-bound traffic with the existing structure being solely used by inbound traffic.
In 2011 the road was named as one of the most congested road in Sydney with an average travel speed of 24 kilometres per hour (15 mph) during the morning peak period and 31 kilometres per hour (19 mph) in the afternoon peak.
- "Inner West Busway". Roads & Maritime Services.
- "Unzip extra lanes on Victoria Rd". Daily Telegraph. 18 December 2010.
- "Inner-west's bridge of sighs". The Sydney Morning Herald. 29 January 2011.
- "Doing 24km/hr? You must be on Victoria Rd". The Daily Telegraph. 30 November 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
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