When did operation of the M4 toll road return to the NSW Government?
The concession for the M4 toll road ended at midnight 15 February 2010. From then on, the NSW Government operates the motorway on behalf of the people of NSW.
Is the motorway toll free?
Yes. The existing M4 tolls have been abolished.
Do I still need to pay an existing M4 toll notice?
Tolls will need to be paid up until midnight 15 February 2010. Toll notices for non payment will be issued up until this time. If you receive a toll notice do not ignore it as it may proceed to a Penalty Infringement Notice if no action is taken. More information about toll notices.
What are the main changes when driving on the M4?
The traffic arrangements through the former toll plaza area is three (3) lanes eastbound and four (4) lanes westbound. The speed limit is 70 km/h.
What are the expected traffic conditions?
Traffic modelling has concluded that a toll free M4 would increase traffic on the motorway and its approaches. There would be no reduction to the level of congestion in the peak directions. Please continue to use current travel routes to avoid traffic delays.
What steps has Roads and Maritime Services taken to reduce the impact of increased traffic with a toll free M4?
Roads and Maritime Services has upgraded key M4 interchanges at James Ruse Drive, Homebush Bay Drive and the Cumberland Highway, including the conversion of the former eastbound T2 lane (from the Cumberland Highway to Church Street) to a normal traffic lane.
Where can motorists find traffic information and conditions?
Variable Message Signs (VMS) on the M4 are constantly updated to advise motorists on current traffic conditions. In addition regular up-to-date reports will also be issued by Roads and Maritime Services to the media through radio traffic reporters and the internet.
What will happen to the cash back scheme?
The Cashback scheme has been removed for the M4 but will continue to operate for users of the M5 South West Motorway. Cashback claims for the M4 can still be made after 15 February for tolls paid before 16 February 2010. Eligible Cashback claimants are reminded that rebates must be claimed within 12 calendar months of the end of the Cashback quarter.