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Author Topic: Opening of Westconnex Phase 1: M4 East Tunnel to Paramatta Road  (Read 3415 times)

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Just surprised this hasn't been covered yet. Phase 2 (M5 East to St. Peter's interchange) is scheduled to open next year, with the middle gap and Rozelle interchange to come later. Despite the high tolls, suspect traffic counts/signing (Cross City Tunnel, CleM7, etc.), and NIMBYism, it's interesting to see Australia's growing network of tunnels being built so relatively fast observing from a country where SR 99 had countless delays.
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Re: Opening of Westconnex Phase 1: M4 East Tunnel to Paramatta Road
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2019, 09:58:31 AM »

Add also to the list, the NorthConnex who'll link the M1/Pacific Motorway to the M2 Hills Motorway completing a missing link that was needed for years.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2019, 11:16:26 AM by Stephane Dumas »
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Re: Opening of Westconnex Phase 1: M4 East Tunnel to Paramatta Road
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2020, 06:38:31 PM »

I revive this thread by mentionning the M8 opening of the West Connex.

And an other video posted last June about M8.
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Re: Opening of Westconnex Phase 1: M4 East Tunnel to Paramatta Road
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2021, 09:47:53 PM »

Google Streetview had added the view of the Northconnex https://goo.gl/maps/8DQ6HJto2kC6a6JN9 as well as the Westconnex https://goo.gl/maps/178Dy1WN3PUYvEg48
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Re: Opening of Westconnex Phase 1: M4 East Tunnel to Paramatta Road
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2021, 11:51:09 PM »

Actually got to drive the NorthConnex (by accident because we made a wrong turn). Nice highway, very smooth, stupid expensive. Still, shaved a few minutes off our trip to Hornsby.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2021, 11:54:01 PM by ClassicHasClass »
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Re: Opening of Westconnex Phase 1: M4 East Tunnel to Paramatta Road
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2021, 08:21:29 PM »

So why is Australia building so many freeways in tunnels? Is it environmental regulations or Australia's insane land prices driving up the cost of ROW acquisition?
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