Southern toll plaza precinct upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services is continuing to deliver this important project. We expect the project to be finished in the first quarter of 2018.

Watch timelapse footage of the last of the southbound tollbooths being removed (no audio):

Removing the toll booths and upgrading the southern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge provides an opportunity to simplify traffic movements to and from the Western Distributor and northern Sydney CBD. This will 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 is moving into the final stage of this project which will see the traffic lanes in their final arrangement. We have completed all major work within the site compounds on the bridge with the upcoming traffic switch removing all site compounds within the project area.

Upcoming traffic switch

We will make changes to the work area between Friday 2 March and Monday 5 March, weather permitting. The final traffic arrangement will be in place by the morning of Saturday 3 March.

Work over this weekend will involve:

  • removing the barriers of the site compounds
  • removing and replacing asphalt
  • line marking
  • continuing to install light poles at the intersection of York and Grosvenor Streets.

The final lane arrangements will see a change of conditions for vehicles heading south into the city from the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The key change is for motorists heading to York and Grosvenor Streets in the morning peak.

View animated driver scenarios for the final traffic switch.

Map showing York and Grosvenor Street access - morning peak

Map showing York and Grosvenor Street access - morning peak. Click for a larger version (PDF, 135Kb)
 

Map showing York and Grosvenor Street access - all other times

Finishing work

To complete the project we will still need to:

  • replace concrete slabs and install asphalt on the Western Distributor
  • install a light pole at the intersection of York and Grosvenor Streets.

Finishing work will be carried out between Monday 5 March and Friday 4 May, excluding public holidays, weather permitting.

View or download the February project update (PDF, 402Kb) for more information.

Our working hours will be between 9pm and 5am. We will continue to work no more than five nights each week, providing two nights of respite.

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.

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.

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.

Animations and artist’s impressions

Animations

View the driver scenarios for the final traffic switch.

Artist's impressions

Artist’s impression of the southern toll plaza precinct  before this project started
Artist’s impression of the southern toll plaza precinct before this project started
Artist's impression of the completed southern toll plaza precinct
Artist's impression of the completed southern toll plaza precinct

Project documents

Week commencing Monday 23 April 2018

Week commencing Monday 9 April 2018

Week commencing Monday 26 March 2018

Week commencing Monday 19 March 2018

Week commencing Monday 12 March 2018

Week commencing Monday 26 February 2018

Week commencing 6 February 2017

Roads and Maritime will continue work within the worksite in the southern toll plaza precinct this week.

Week commencing 30 January 2017

Roads and Maritime will continue work within the worksite in the southern toll plaza precinct this week.

Week commencing 23 January 2017

Roads and Maritime will continue work within the worksite in the southern toll plaza precinct this week.

Week commencing 16 January 2017

Roads and Maritime will reduce the size of the work site on the southern toll plaza precinct this week.

Week commencing 16 January 2017

Roads and Maritime need to install some directional signage on the northern approach to the Sydney Harbour Bridge to support the changed traffic conditions ahead.

Week commencing 9 January 2017

Roads and Maritime Services continued to carry out work in the southern toll plaza precinct this week to remove the existing toll plaza booths. All work is progressing well.

Project update

February 2018

Project update

November 2017

Project update

August 2017

Project update

March 2017

Project update

March 2017

Project update

January 2017

Project update

December 2016

Project update

November 2016

Community Consultation Report

September 2016

Community Consultation Report

Have your say letter

August 2016

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

Investigation work

July 2016

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

Main report

November 2012

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Addendum - Main report

November 2016

Addendum to the Review of Environmental Factors

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November 2016

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November 2016

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