Checking out our major road projects

I love getting out and about, looking at the transport infrastructure we’re building.

On Friday 11 May, I was on site with Ken Kanofski and Steven Kennedy, Secretary of Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities.

We were visiting a couple of major projects that will, when completed, help to complete the missing links our motorway network, improve traffic flow and reduce congestion on our roads.

I ventured 90 metres underground to see progress on the NorthConnex tunnels. The project is set to be competed in 2019. It’s a nine kilometre tunnel that will link the M1 Pacific Motorway at Wahroonga to the Hills M2 Motorway at West Pennant Hills, removing around 5,000 trucks off Pennant Hills Road each day. The workers I met showed a great understanding of what a difference this project will make to truck movements through northern Sydney.

We also visited one of the WestConnex sites at Strathfield. The project is being delivered in stages with some already complete, such as the widening of the M4. When it's finished, motorists will be able to bypass 52 set of traffic lights and there will be improved connections to western Sydney and employment hubs across the city.

It was also great to spend time with Camilla Drover and Sonja Shand: Two women leading the way on major road projects.

I love getting out and about, looking at the transport infrastructure we’re building.

On Friday 11 May, I was on site with Ken Kanofski and Steven Kennedy, Secretary of Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities.

We were visiting a couple of major projects that will, when completed, help to complete the missing links our motorway network, improve traffic flow and reduce congestion on our roads.

I ventured 90 metres underground to see progress on the NorthConnex tunnels. The project is set to be competed in 2019. It’s a nine kilometre tunnel that will link the M1 Pacific Motorway at Wahroonga to the Hills M2 Motorway at West Pennant Hills, removing around 5,000 trucks off Pennant Hills Road each day. The workers I met showed a great understanding of what a difference this project will make to truck movements through northern Sydney.

We also visited one of the WestConnex sites at Strathfield. The project is being delivered in stages with some already complete, such as the widening of the M4. When it's finished, motorists will be able to bypass 52 set of traffic lights and there will be improved connections to western Sydney and employment hubs across the city.

It was also great to spend time with Camilla Drover and Sonja Shand: Two women leading the way on major road projects.

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Page published: 01 June 2018, 12:29