Motorists and bus passengers will benefit from the early opening, with an improved travel time westbound on the Hills M2 during the evening peak period.
The westbound carriageway of the motorway has been reduced from three to two traffic lanes since February 2016 to allow for the integration of NorthConnex with the Hills M2.
Transurban Group General Manager for NSW, Kris Cooney, said accelerating this opening highlights Transurban’s commitment to easing congestion and improving traffic flow on one of Sydney’s busiest motorways.
“Fast tracking the opening of this westbound lane demonstrates our commitment to work hard at continually improving the journey of our Hills M2 customers.”
“We appreciate the patience of our customers as they have accommodated construction activity while we integrate the motorway with NorthConnex.”
“Bringing forward the opening of the third lane ahead of schedule was only possible because of the collaboration between the Hills M2 and NorthConnex Project Company to accelerate the program of works, with the goal to keep Transurban’s customers moving.”
Member of Baulkham Hills David Elliott MP said, “This is great news for motorists and bus passengers who use the Hills M2. Less congestion on our roads means more time spent with family and friends.”
Member for Seven Hills Mark Taylor MP said, “It is fantastic to see new infrastructure in North-Western Sydney is full steam ahead. It’s changing the lives of commuters and families.”
Work continues on the construction of a fourth lane to allow southbound motorists using the NorthConnex tunnel to merge safely with westbound traffic on the motorway.
At the conclusion of construction activities and when the tunnel is operational, there will be three general traffic lanes and one dedicated bus lane westbound, between Pennant Hills Road and Windsor Road.