Victoria Road (Sydney)

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Victoria Road
New South Wales
Victoria road west ryde.jpg
Victoria Road at West Ryde
General information
Type Road
Length 21 km (13 mi)
Route number(s)
Former
route number
Major junctions
East end
 
West end
O'Connell Street
Location(s)
Major suburbs Rydalmere, Ermington, West Ryde, Ryde, Gladesville, Drummoyne, Rozelle

Victoria Road is a major road in Sydney, Australia.

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.

The road has been notoriously dubbed as one of the most congested road in Sydney with an average travel speed of 24 km/h during the morning peak period and 31 km/h in the afternoon peak.[1]

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 July 1955, a new four (later five) lane Iron Cove Bridge opened, followed in October 1964 by a new six (later seven) lane Gladesville Bridge, both replacing 1880s built two-lane structures.

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.[2] A barrier transfer machine is used to move the concrete barrier.[3] This also saw a new three-lane Iron Cove Bridge built for outtbound traffic with the existing structure being solely used by inbound traffic.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Doing 24km/hr? You must be on Victoria Rd". The Daily Telegraph. November 30, 2011. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ Inner West Busway Roads & Maritime Services
  3. ^ Unzip extra lanes on Victoria Rd Daily Telegraph 18 December 2010
  4. ^ Inner-west's bridge of sighs Sydney Morning Herald 29 January 2011