The NSW Government’s promise to clear Sydney’s congestion will be tested this Saturday as the first sections of the new WestConnex project open.
The new M4 tunnel between Homebush and Haberfield is expected to save up to 20 minutes off your drive from Parramatta to Sydney’s CBD.
Despite requests from the NRMA, Premier Gladys Berejiklian says there will be no toll-free period.
The maximum-distance based toll will be $7.89 and the maximum toll for the section between Homebush to Haberfield will be $4.27.
“We did consider it,” Ms Berejiklian told The Sydney Morning Herald, “But on this occasion, we thought it would be detrimental to do that simply because of concerns about backed-up traffic.”
Ms Berejiklian continued to say that this weekend marks a huge milestone for a major project.
The second stage of WestConnex is already underway on the new M5 which is expected to be open by 2020 and the final stage of the M4-M5 link is due to be completed by 2023.
Finally, all those road works will be finished and bumper to bumper traffic sorted. Well, we can only hope!