New westbound lane to open on Marsh Street to ease congestion for motorists

19 July 2017

Motorists will be able to enjoy a smoother commute through the airport precinct at Arncliffe from this weekend with work on a new westbound lane on Marsh Street now complete.

Roads, Maritime and Freight Minister Melinda Pavey said the new lane was part of the $38 million Airport West Precinct project and will improve travel times and ease congestion around the Airport and Port Botany precinct.

“Marsh Street is the primary connection to the international terminal as well as a key access point for the M5 Motorway and southern suburbs,” Mrs Pavey said.

“The new lane will remove a significant pinch point for the 56,000 motorists who use Marsh Street daily including around 27,000 who travel towards the western suburbs.”

The lane will open in time for weekend traffic to reap the benefits of the newly widened section between the Giovanni Brunetti Bridge and the M5 interchange.

The NSW Government and Sydney Airport are investing $500 million into road upgrades to help improve travel times and ease congestion.

We are getting on with delivering vital upgrades to this bustling precinct and improving journey reliability for all road users.

Work on the project is continuing with construction of a new central median, traffic light upgrades at the intersection of Marsh Street and Flora Street and pedestrian and cyclist paths on the northern and southern sides of Marsh Street.

Around 120 local jobs were created by the project and crews are working hard to get the job done.

Crews will be working up to five nights a week for 60 shifts until the end of September to complete the project.

Extra measures to help reduce the impact on travel times are in place including electronic variable message signs throughout the local area to update and advise motorists of work.

For more information visit http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/sydney-south/sydney-airport/airport-west/

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