A faster trip for motorists using the Hills M2 in the Hills district is just weeks away with final work being completed on new on and off ramps at Windsor Road.
Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott said the west facing ramps at Windsor Road allow motorists heading west to get on to the motorway at Windsor Road, while eastbound traffic can take the off ramp to access Baulkham Hills, Northmead and Parramatta.
“This is another important step in providing residents in Sydney’s north-west and west with better infrastructure aiming to deliver shorter travel times, particularly in peak periods.” Mr Elliott said.
The ramps will reduce congestion on local roads, including Old Windsor Road, Caroline Chisholm Drive and Seven Hills Road.
NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay said the changes would shave as much as 40 minutes a week off travel times.
“Since work started on the ramps in February last year as part of the Hills M2 $550 million upgrade project, around 100 people have worked to deliver this substantial addition to the motorway.” Mr Gay said.
The Windsor Road ramps are part of stage one of the upgrade, which also includes widening the motorway and providing extra entry and exit points along the 21 kilometre route.
During work on the ramps, 8,500 tonnes of concrete was poured and 4,000 tonnes of asphalt laid, 1.1 kilometre of new drainage installed and 35,000 tonnes of soil removed from the site.
On opening, the toll for using the ramps will be $1.87 for cars and motorcycles and $5.62 for trucks and heavy vehicles.
The ramps are expected to open to traffic in late July, weather permitting.