Northern toll plaza precinct upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services is proposing to upgrade the northern toll plaza precinct, on the northern approach to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The proposal includes removing the redundant toll booths and toll office and upgrading the road in the area on the Cahill Expressway. The proposal is part of a package of work to improve and adapt the northern precinct to the needs of a modern city.

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

Investigation work

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 concept design for the proposal.

Due to traffic conditions in the area, we will need to carry this work out at night. We will carry out this work over four shifts from Monday 9 October to Thursday 12 October, weather permitting. Our working hours will be from 7pm to 5am.

For more information view or download the October 2017 notification (PDF, 450Kb).

Key features and benefits

The key features and benefits of the project include:

  • removing the northern toll booths and associated infrastructure
  • simplifying traffic movements
  • removing road safety hazards improving waterproofing and resurfacing the Cahill Expressway to reduce the need for future maintenance and provide improved road surface for drivers
  • an Emergency Response and Incident Management Area from space gained after removing the toll booths
  • a uniform 70km/hr speed zone between Warringah Freeway and the Sydney Harbour Bridge with capacity to implement variable speed limits where required across the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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?

All comments received during the consultation period of the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) will be considered in finalising the proposal.

A Review of Environmental Factors and report summarising the comments raised during consultation and a response to each comment will be available later this year.

We will continue to keep the community updated as the proposal progresses.

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