We operate seven roads in Sydney and we have four major projects on the go: NorthConnex and the three projects that make up WestConnex.
 

Cross City Tunnel

The Cross City Tunnel is a 2.1 kilometre tunnel that links Sydney’s Darling Harbour with Rushcutters Bay.

The tunnel is really two tunnels: one for east-bound traffic and one for west-bound, with two lanes in each direction.

The tunnel allows motorists to avoid busy inner-city roads and 18 sets of traffic lights.

Completion date

The Cross City Tunnel opened to traffic in August 2005.

Ownership

The tunnel was bought by Transurban in June 2014. It is 100 per cent Transurban owned and is under concession until 2035.

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Eastern Distributor

The Eastern Distributor is a 6 kilometre motorway, including a 1.7 kilometre double-deck tunnel.

Part of Sydney’s orbital network, the Eastern Distributor links the city centre, Harbour Tunnel, and Harbour Bridge with Sydney’s southern suburbs and airport.

The motorway allows motorists to avoid 19 sets of traffic lights.

Completion date

The Eastern Distributor opened to traffic in December 1999.

Ownership

The motorway was bought by Transurban in 2007. It is 75.1 per cent Transurban owned and is under concession until 2048.

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Hills M2

Hills M2 is a 21 kilometre road linking Sydney's lower north shore and north west regions. Hills M2 connects with Westlink M7 and the Lane Cove Tunnel.

Most of the road is six lanes wide, with three lanes in each direction.

A 460 metre twin tunnel, the Epping–Norfolk tunnel, is part of the Hills M2.

Completion date

Hills M2 opened to traffic in August 1997. The Hills M2 upgrade project, including the construction of additional lanes, was completed in August 2013

Ownership

This road was bought by Transurban in 2005. It is 100 per cent Transurban owned and is under concession until 2048.

More information

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Lane Cove Tunnel

The Lane Cove Tunnel is a 3.6 kilometre twin tunnel serving Sydney's fast-growing north-west corridor.

Part of Sydney’s orbital road network, the Lane Cove Tunnel connects with the Hills M2 motorway.

Completion date

The Lane Cove Tunnel opened to traffic in 2007.

Ownership

This road was bought by Transurban in 2010. It is 100 per cent Transurban owned and under concession until 2048.

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M5 South West

The M5 South West is a 22 kilometre road between Prestons and Beverly Hills in Sydney’s south west. The road has six lanes, three outbound and three inbound.

This road connects the F5, M5 East, and Westlink M7 and is a key route between Sydney’s city centre and south-western suburbs.

Completion date

The M5 South West opened to traffic in 1992. Road widening and other upgrade works were completed in December 2014.

Ownership

Transurban bought this road in June 2007. It is 58.24 per cent Transurban owned and is under concession until 2026.

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New M4

As part of WestConnex, the existing 7.5 kilometre section of the New M4 Motorway from Parramatta to Homebush has been widened from three lanes to four in each direction. This has led to significant improvements in travel time across the west between Parramatta and Homebush.

Completion date

The New M4 opened to motorists from 15 July 2017 and a distance based toll was applied between Church Street, Parramatta and Homebush Drive, Homebush.

Ownership

The motorway was acquired by Transurban and consortium comprising AustralianSuper, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Abu Dahbi Investment Authority in 2018 as part of the WestConnex Project. It is 25.5% Transurban owned.

More information

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Westlink M7

The Westlink M7 is a 40 kilometre road in Sydney linking the Hills M2, M4 and M5 South West. It was Sydney's first distance-based toll road.

Situated in a strong industrial and residential growth corridor it improves access to western Sydney and features a 40km shared cycling and walking path connecting to the Sydney Cycleways network.

Completion date

The motorway was built by Transurban (and partners) and opened to traffic in December 2005.

Ownership

The M7 is 50 per cent Transurban owned and under concession until 2048.

More information

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NorthConnex

NorthConnex will be a twin nine kilometre dual-lane tunnel linking Sydney's M1 Pacific Motorway (at Wahroonga) with the Hills M2 (at Pennant Hills Road). The tunnel design includes capacity for future expansion to three lanes and will accommodate vehicles up to 5.3 metres high.

When complete, NorthConnex will link Sydney's north to the orbital network, and will form part of the National Highway route. In the future, motorists will be able to drive from Melbourne to Newcastle ­– with no traffic lights from start to finish.

NorthConnex was awarded a ‘Leading’ Design Rating by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia.

Benefits

Once complete, NorthConnex will:

  • reduce traffic congestion by diverting up to 5,000 trucks per day from Pennant Hills Road
  • offer motorists up to 15 minutes in saved travel time
  • allow motorists to bypass up to 21 traffic lights
  • return local streets to local communities
  • create more efficient freight movement
  • provide opportunities for improved public transport
  • integrate with the regional transport network by connecting the orbital network with the M1

The project is creating 8,700 jobs.

Timing and cost

Construction on NorthConnex started in 2015 and is due for completion in 2020.

The $2.9 billion project comprises a $2.65 billion design and construction contract (delivered by Lend Lease and Bouygues Construction), along with land and project delivery costs.

NorthConnex will be funded through toll charges and through contributions from the NSW and Australian governments of up to $405 million each.

Ownership

Transurban owns 50 per cent of this road.

More information

See the NorthConnex project site for more information

WestConnex

The WestConnex motorway is part of the NSW Government’s integrated transport plan and we are delivering this project in partnership with the government.

It is made up of three major projects:

WestConnex has:

  • widened the M4 between Parramatta and Homebush, adding an additional lane in each direction
  • created smoother road surfaces and new access points to the New M4 between Parramatta and Homebush
  • lengthened the on and off-ramps at the King Georges Road M5 interchange, providing more capacity and reducing congestion for motorists

WestConnex will:

  • extend the M4 in twin underground tunnels from Homebush to Haberfield
  • double road capacity along the M5 East corridor, with the New M5 underground tunnels running between St Peters and Kingsgrove
  • join these underground routes together via the M4–M5 Link tunnel to form a seamless motorway without traffic lights
  • provide a western bypass of the Sydney CBD
  • provide connections to the future Western Harbour Tunnel, BeachesLink, F6 extension, and major international gateways at Sydney Airport and Port Botany

Benefits

WestConnex will:

  • create more than 10,000 jobs – directly and indirectly
  • move traffic and heavy vehicles below street level, returning local streets to local communities
  • deliver more than 14 kilometres of new and upgraded cycling and walking paths
  • reduce travel times between Parramatta and Sydney Airport by 40 minutes
  • allow motorists to avoid 52 sets of traffic signals
  • create more than 18 hectares of new recreational green space for local communities
  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 610,000 tonnes per annum

Timing

Construction on WestConnex started in 2015 and is due for completion in 2024.

Ownership

Transurban owns 25.5 per cent of this road project.

More information

See the WestConnex project site for more information