Department of Transport changes to clearways and tow-away zones

 29 October 2020

clearways management program

The Department of Transport is introducing changes to clearways to keep traffic flowing smoothly on Melbourne’s busy roads as part of the Clearways Management Program.    

Clearways and tow-away zones help keep traffic flowing and reduce congestion by making sure there are no parked cars blocking roads during peak times.

From 1 December 2020, every existing clearway within 20 kilometres of Melbourne’s CBD will become a tow-away zone.

In Monash there’s 18 clearways. No new clearways are being created in Monash as part of this program.

Clearways in Monash that will become tow-away zones are:

  • Centre Road between Barkers Road and Westall Road
  • North Road between Poath Road and Princes Highway
  • Waverley Road between Warrigal Road and Forster Road
  • High Street Road between Warrigal Road and Westlands Road
  • Springvale Road between Highbury Road and Monash Freeway
  • Huntingdale Road between Savannah Place and Monash Freeway
  • Blackburn Road between Highbury Road and Waverley Road
  • Clayton Road between Ferntree Gully Road and Carinish Road
  • Stephensons Road between High Street Road and Waverley Road
  • Warrigal Road between Highbury Road and Centre Road

Keeping clearways clear on arterial roads reduces congestion and improves traffic flow.

The Department of Transport is progressively installing new tow-away signs to be ready for this change.

Drivers who park illegally in the signed tow-away zones during restricted times will have their vehicle towed and receive a fine on top of the vehicle release fee.

For more information go to VicRoads website to see where these changes are taking place.


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