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Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link

Australia
Stage 3: Start of Project Feasibility / Business Case
Stage 3: Start of Project Feasibility / Business Case
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GOVERNMENT SPONSOR
NSW Roads and Maritime Services
SECTOR
Transport  >  Road
TYPE
Brownfield
VALUE
Government has not disclosed
PROJECT LOCATION (E.G. MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC REFERENCE)
Sydney New South Wales Australia 
OPPORTUNITY FOR PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT
DATE ENTERED PIPELINE
06 October 2017
LAST UPDATED
Q3 2018
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Project Description
The Warringah Freeway, which feeds onto the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Harbour Tunnel, is Australia's busiest road, carrying more than 234,000 vehicles each week day. Both the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Harbour Tunnel are currently operating near capacity and are vulnerbale to extended delays from incidents and accidents. Or reliance on these two crossings means even small incidents can create significant traffic disruptions across the city. By 2031, travel demand on the existing harbour crossings, the Western Distributor and Anzac Bridge will significantly exceed capacity around peak periods. Western Harbour Tunnel will provide a new high capacity around peak periods. Western Harbour Tunnel will provide a new high capacity road crossing under Sydney Harbour, taking pressure off the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Tunnel. It will provide a new western bypass of the Sydney CBD, allowing motorists to avoid the Anzac Bridge, Western Distributor and Sydney Harbour Bridge, improving journey times and reliability for cross harbour trips and the broader network. Western Harbour Tunnel will also provide direct access from the north of the harbour to the southern and western networks including the WestConnex motorway via Rozelle Interchange. The Military Road corridor is one of the slowest on the Sydney's network, impacting the journeys of private vehicles and buses. Beaches Link will provide a new high capacity road crossing under Middle Harbour that will improve car and bus journey times and provide new connections between the Nothern Beaches and both St. Leonards and Macquarie Park. It will take pressure off The Spit Bridge, Military Road and Roseville Brdige, improving amenity in Mosman, Cremorne, Seaforth and Neutral Bay, and relieve traffic flows through Roseville and Willoughby. Beaches Link will integrate with Sydney's public transport network (bus, metro and rail) to deliver significant improvements to bus services and provide opportunities for additional express bus routes. Western Harbour Tunnel: Western Harbour Tunnel is a new 6.5 km motorway tunnel, connection West Connex at Rozelle, under Sydney Harbour, with the Warringah Freeway. Warringah Freeway Update is a 4 km upgrade to provide connections for the new tunnels and improve this busy complex road corridor. Beaches Link: Beaches Link is a new 7.2 km motorway tunnel, from the Northern Beaches, under Middle Harbour, to join with both the Warringah and Gore Hill Freeways.
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Project stage info
Stage 1: Initial Government Announcement
Completed
Stage 2: Project Investigation
Completed
Stage 3: Start of Project Feasibility / Business Case
Completed
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