M5 East Motorway

The M5 East Motorway is a 10 kilometre motorway which extends from Sydney’s South-Western suburbs to Sydney Airport. Linking with the M5 South-Western Motorway at Beverly Hills and General Holmes Drive at Kyeemagh, the M5 East forms part of the Sydney Orbital Network.

Travel time information on the M5 East Motorway

Travel time information is available on the Sydney Orbital Network between Moore Park and Beverly Hills which includes the M5 East Motorway.

The travel time system uses overhead electronic message signs to display the estimated length of time it should take to reach upcoming motorway exits, based on the current traffic flow. Travel time estimates are updated every three minutes to reflect the current travel conditions.

Typical travel time messages will include two upcoming motorway exits with estimated times.

For example, the image below shows the estimated time of travel between the electronic message sign to the Marsh Street exit is eight minutes, and the estimated time of travel between the electronic message sign to the Mascot interchange as ten minutes.

Frequently asked questions

  • The travel time system displays estimates of how long it should take road users to reach upcoming motorway exits from the electronic message sign, based on the current traffic flow. The estimated times are updated every three minutes to reflect the current traffic conditions and provide the most accurate travel times.
  • The travel time estimates are being obtained under licence from Google Australia.
  • All travel time data retrieved by Roads and Maritime Services is anonymous, and cannot be used to identify any individual road user or vehicle.
  • Estimated travel times are refreshed and displayed on the electronic message signs every three minutes.
  • The M5 East travel time system will normally operate between 4am to 10pm each day, seven days a week.
  • Travel times will not be displayed between 10pm and 4am each day.

    Where there are any incidents which cause a significant impact on traffic flow along the motorway, or in periods of extremely heavy congestion, the electronic message signs will be used to communicate specific information about the incident or current traffic conditions, rather than travel time estimates.

  • The electronic message signs may appear blank during routine maintenance of the signs, or if there has been a power or equipment failure.
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