The New M4 Tunnels will open from Saturday morning, slashing travel times for tens of thousands of Western Sydney drivers who currently sit in traffic on Parramatta Road every day.
Bypassing 22 sets of traffic lights from Homebush to Haberfield, the new tunnels will streamline trips from Parramatta to the Sydney CBD.
The New M4 tunnels are the first of four tunnel pieces in the WestConnex puzzle, a game changing project that will help bust Sydney’s congestion, cut travel times and free up local streets.
Within two years it is expected about 67,000 trips will be made through the new tunnels each day.
WestConnex will take up to 10,000 trucks a day off Parramatta Road, welcome news for anyone who sits in bumper to bumper traffic on the congested corridor.
The $3.8 billion 5.5 kilometre twin tunnels will be three lanes in each direction and extend the widened M4 from Homebush to Haberfield. It is expected to reduce the overall traffic volume on Parramatta Road by 53 per cent by 2021.
The WestConnex project also includes the New M5, the M4-M5 Link and the Rozelle Interchange, connecting Sydney’s west and southwest via more than 30km of continuous motorway.
Visit the WestConnex website for all the latest project info.