Dedicated Wesbound bus lane reopens on the Hills M2 Motorway

5 February 2018

Bus users in North West Sydney will benefit from a quicker commute with the reopening of a dedicated bus lane on the Hills M2 Motorway on Monday 5 February between Pennant Hills Road and Windsor Road.

The bus lane has been closed for two years while work to integrate the $3 billion NorthConnex tunnel project with the M2 Motorway is completed.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the section of the M2 is now operating with three general purposes lanes and a dedicated bus lane.

“The new third westbound general traffic lane which opened in October 2017, three months ahead of schedule, has already substantially improved the existing westbound evening peak bottleneck,” the spokesperson said.

“As a result, bus passengers who were once caught in this heavy traffic can expect to save around 10 minutes on a trip between Lane Cove Tunnel and the Windsor Road Interchange, which is great news for commuters.

“When NorthConnex opens, motorists traveling between the M1 and M2 motorways will save up to 15 minutes' travel time on each journey as they bypass 21 sets of traffic lights underneath Pennant Hills Road.”

Work on the M2 Motorway is on track to be completed mid this year, with work on the new tunnel entry and exit points to continue until 2019.

The completed NorthConnex project will include twin nine-kilometre tunnels under Pennant Hills Road, allowing motorists to travel between Newcastle and Melbourne without a single set of traffic lights.

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