The new $4.3 billion second stage of WestConnex opened to drivers at midnight on the 5th July 2020. The WestConnex M8 connects Kingsgrove to St Peters via new nine kilometre twin tunnels, reducing congestion and halving travel times on the M5 East motorway.
Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the latest instalment was expected to save commuters at least five hours behind the wheel each week alone.
The M8 runs from the King Georges Road Interchange at Beverly Hills to a new interchange at St Peters (built on the former Alexandria landfill site). The St Peters Interchange connects to the local road network through Euston Road, Campbell Road and Gardeners Road. It also connects to future projects: the M4-M5 Link, M6 extension and Sydney Gateway into Sydney Airport and Port Botany (opening 2023).
The tunnels are marked for two lanes in each direction, with capacity to add a third.
See full details of the new WestConnex M8 at the link below:
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