Northern toll plaza precinct upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services is proposing to remove the toll booths from the northern approach to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The proposal includes removing the redundant toll booths on the Cahill Expressway and is part of a package of work to improve and adapt the northern precinct to the needs of a modern city.

Sydney Harbour Bridge - Northern toll plaza

Removing the toll booths at the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge provides an opportunity to simplify traffic movements when travelling southbound between the Warringah Freeway and the northern approach to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services will carry out investigation work to continue planning for the removal of the redundant toll booths at the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We will use the information from these investigations to inform the environmental assessment and concept design for the proposal.

Due to traffic conditions in the area, we will need to carry this work out at night. However, to minimise impact on residents in the area and reduce the number of closures, we will carry out this work at the same time as scheduled maintenance on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

We will carry out this work over three shifts from Monday 19 June to Wednesday 21 June, weather permitting. Our working hours will be from 9.30pm to 4.30am.

Southbound lanes 7 and 8 to the Cahill Expressway will be closed during the work. Two southbound lanes on the Sydney Harbour Bridge will be available during the closure to allow access into the city.

For more information view or download the June 2017 notification.

Project benefits

  • Simpler traffic movements on the northern approach to Lanes 7 and 8 of the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Fewer road safety hazards
  • Upgraded road surface, and clear signage

Project features

  • Removal of northern toll booths
  • Changed traffic lane configuration within the precinct to provide:
    • Two southbound general traffic lanes merging into one lane
    • One southbound bus lane
  • Two southbound general traffic lanes merging into one lane
  • One southbound bus lane.

During various phases of the improvement work, there would be some impact on motorists, cyclists, pedestrians, residents and businesses in the area.

Roads and Maritime aims to minimise the impact on all stakeholders and keep them informed of its progress.

View more information on the tolling system upgrade project.

What happens next?

Roads and Maritime is also preparing the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) to examine the potential impacts of the proposed upgrade and outline measures to reduce and manage the impacts.

We expect to display the REF for community and stakeholder consultation later in 2017.

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