Non-stop underground bypass for Sydney’s CBD

Published 15th May, 2017 in Infrastructure, Transport

The final stage of WestConnex will provide a vital link between two of Sydney’s busiest motorways, the M4 and M5.

Concept designs of the M4-M5 Link reveal the new M4 Motorway at Haberfield will connect to the new M5 Motorway at St Peters, as well as the Iron Cove Bridge and Rozelle Interchange.

The non-stop underground western bypass of Sydney’s CBD will also have links to the ports and airport precincts.

Motorists can expect faster travel times, including:

  • up to 40 minutes cut from the average peak journey between Parramatta and Sydney Airport.
  • around 20 minutes cut from a peak hour trip between Burwood and Sydney Airport.
  • around half an hour cut from the morning peak hour trip from Port Botany to Silverwater.

There could also be up to 10,000 fewer trucks on Parramatta Road east of Concord.

Minister for WestConnex Stuart Ayres said the M4-M5 Link would form a key part of Sydney’s road network.

“It will connect to projects like the future Western Harbour Tunnel and F6 extension, while also improving the liveability of local communities,” Mr Ayres said.

Construction of the M4-M5 Link between is expected to start in 2018 and finished in 2023.

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Published 15th May, 2017 in Infrastructure, Transport