M4 Smart Motorway project

The M4 Smart Motorway project will introduce intelligent technology, known as a motorway management system, to Sydney’s M4 Motorway between Pitt Street, Mays Hill and Russell Street, Lapstone.

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services are about to commence Stage 1 construction of the M4 Smart Motorway Project. The latest community update (PDF, 15Mb) can provide you with further information.

Roads and Maritime Services has awarded the first major construction contract for the M4 Smart Motorway project to Fulton Hogan Pty Ltd. Construction is expected to start in 2017. We will ensure the local community is notified before work begins.

Project background

The NSW Government has committed $470 million to building the M4 Smart Motorway project.

Smart motorways, also known as managed motorways, use complementary technologies to monitor traffic conditions, manage congestion and respond to incidents in real time.

The M4 Smart Motorway will introduce a smarter way of travelling the M4 by using real time information, communication and traffic management tools to provide motorists with a safer, smoother and more reliable journey.

The M4 Smart Motorway will be the first smart motorway for NSW and will bring together intelligent traffic technologies in one place to maximise the performance of the motorway.

The project would connect with the WestConnex project at Mays Hill.

More information

What's happening now?

The M4 Smart Motorway project is ready for construction. It will be completed in five stages, which will help limit disruption along the motorway, and ensure we keep people moving.

The first stage of construction is expected to start in the next few months, and will be fully operational within three years, subject to weather.

We will be notifying the local community around each stage of construction before work begins.

For more information about each stage of work and the upgrades in your area, follow the link to our interactive portal.

Process flow chart, as described in the text that follows.

The process:

  1. Undertake preliminary investigations and field work
  2. Undertake environmental assessment
  3. Review of Environmental Factors displayed for community comment
  4. Project approval for the final concept design
  5. Detailed design
  6. Construction - we are here

3D animation

Watch a short 3D animation on the M4 Smart Motorway project and the benefits and features of a smart motorway.

Did you know?

Western Sydney is Australia’s third largest economy and in its own right would be Australia’s fourth largest city. During the next 20 years the region is expected to grow from two million to three million people, which is why the NSW Government is investing money into significant road infrastructure.

For more information about our projects in your area please visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects.

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