RTA blocks B-double access on urban streets

The NSW RTA has imposed restrictions for B-double operators following a review into access requirements

The NSW Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) has blocked for B-doubles from using roads connecting to the Cumberland Highway following a review into access requirements.

Operators using 25-metre B-doubles will no longer be able to use Marsden Road and Stewart Street after the RTA closed then routes on September 12.

B-double operators will now need to use Pennant Hills Road and James Ruse drive as alternative routes.

The urban roads, which connect to Silverwater Road as well as the Cumberland Highway, did not meet route assessment guidelines, according to the RTA.

A statement from the RTA says the review was undertaken as part of its road safety and traffic management commitments, and it has been reviewing the feasibility of B-doubles on Marsden Road since 2005.

The review looked at survey data of Marsden Road, between Stewart Street and Morris Street. It measured speed counts and traffic volume data and analysed road geometry.

Since closing the road, the RTA has installed signs notifying operators of the restrictions.

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