Westlink M7 Widening
Transport for NSW’s proposal to widen the Westlink M7 and connect it with the new M12 Motorway has received Stage Three approval through the NSW Government’s Unsolicited Proposal Process. The Project remains subject to planning approval. The Project was proposed by the Concessionaire of the Westlink M7, WSO Co Pty Limited. It includes widening the Westlink M7 for 26 kilometres between the M5 Motorway interchange at Prestons and Richmond Road at Oakhurst/Glendenning, building the M7-M12 interchange and a connection between Elizabeth Drive and the M12 Motorway.
Pending planning approval, construction would start in 2023 and is anticipated to take up to three years to complete.
The Westlink M7 is a key transport route for Greater Sydney, and it regularly experiences congestion.
Transport for NSW proposes to widen the Westlink M7 within the existing median by adding one lane in each direction. The widening would occur between the M5 interchange at Prestons, approximately 140 metres south of the Kurrajong Road overhead bridge and the Westlink M7 bridge at Richmond Road in Oakhurst/Glendenning.
Once complete, there would be three lanes of traffic in each direction. The widening would not occur through the Light Horse Interchange at the M4 Motorway.
Benefits of widening the Westlink M7:
- Ease congestion by enabling faster and more reliable connections between Sydney’s South West and North West
- Better and more reliable trips for people, businesses, and freight
- Improve journey times to planned growth areas and the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.
To know more
To know more about the Westlink M7 Widening Proposal please contact the project team on 1800 568 970, email M7widening or visit Transport for NSW website.
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