Southern toll plaza precinct upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services is planning to remove the toll booths from the southern approaches to the Sydney Harbour Bridge as part of a package of work to improve and adapt the toll plaza to the needs of a modern city.

Removing the southern toll booths provides an opportunity to simplify traffic movements to the Western Distributor and northern Sydney CBD. This would also enable continuation of the bus lane from the Sydney Harbour Bridge to York Street and provide space for bus readiness bays for buses approaching York Street in the PM peak.

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services has released a project update (PDF, 314Kb) which includes the outcome of recent community consultation (PDF, 1.48Mb), determination of a Review of Environmental Factors addendum (PDF, 4.53Mb), and detail on the schedule of work for the project.

For more information, please review the project documents on this page

Project features

  • Removal of toll booths
  • Reconfigure the intersection of York and Grosvenor streets
  • Realign lanes to simplify bus and traffic movements to northern Sydney CBD and Western Distributor
  • Continuation of the bus lane from the Sydney Harbour Bridge to York Street
  • Readiness bays for buses approaching York Street in the PM peak
  • Greater flexibility in traffic management through movable medians and signs
  • Extend the variable speed limit zone (max 70km/h) on the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the Western Distributor, replacing the current 40km/h speed zone through the southern toll plaza precinct.

Project benefits

  • Simpler traffic movements on southern approaches to the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Improved bus connections
  • Improved operational flexibility for lane management on Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Fewer road safety hazards.

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

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

View more information on the tolling system upgrade project.

Current arrangements near the southern plaza [Aug 2012]
Current arrangements near the southern plaza [Aug 2012]
Artist's impression of the new southern toll plaza precinct
Artist's impression of the new southern toll plaza precinct

REF Addendum - Main report

November 2016

Addendum review of environmental factors

REF Addendum - Appendices a - d

November 2016

REF Addendum - Appendices e - g

November 2016

Consultation Report

Community Consultation Report

Project update

November 2016

Investigation work

July 2016

Investigation work for the Sydney Harbour Bridge Southern Toll Plaza Precinct Upgrade project

Have your say letter

August 2016

Have your say - Night work for the Sydney Harbour Bridge Southern Toll Plaza Upgrade project

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