M5 Motorway westbound traffic upgrade – from Moorebank Avenue to Hume Highway
The Australian government has started early planning to address the congestion and safety issues caused by westbound M5 traffic weaving between Moorebank Avenue and Hume Highway. The project aims to improve traffic flow to the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal from the M5 and address the long term population and employment growth in the Liverpool Moorebank sub region.
Motorists travelling westbound on the M5 Motorway through Liverpool currently experience significant traffic congestion in the afternoon peak period. This is due to conflicts between westbound traffic entering the motorway at Moorebank Avenue with the traffic exiting M5 Motorway to the Hume Highway.
This ‘weaving’ is a significant issue impacting traffic flow and road safety. The addition of freight vehicles from Moorebank Intermodal Terminal (MIT) will worsen the existing conditions.
Western Sydney is Australia’s third largest economy and the population is expected to grow from two million to three million people over the next 20 years. The NSW Government is planning for this growth by planning projects to serve future residential, employment and industrial lands.
- Provide for a reliable road network to support economic and residential growth in western Sydney
- Provide efficient, reliable travel between the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal and the state road network
- Support the M5 Motorway as the key through-traffic arterial connection for south-west Sydney.
What happens next?
Roads and Maritime is developing options for the M5 Motorway westbound near the interchange with Hume Highway taking into account the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal development.