Sydney Harbour Bridge toll booth removal enters next stage
2 MAY 2017
Motorists using the Sydney Harbour Bridge will see another step taken towards improved safety and traffic flow when the remaining toll booths are removed from the southern plaza.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said work on stage two will be carried out from Friday 5 May, weather permitting, and involve the removal of the eastern toll booths.
“More than 160,000 motorists travel across the iconic bridge every day, so it’s important to simplify traffic movements into the city and onto the Western Distributor.”
“The Sydney Harbour Bridge toll booth removal project started in December 2016 and work is being carried out in stages to minimise the impact to the community.”
“The minor inconvenience will lead to long term gain for motorists with less road safety hazards and improved southbound traffic flow when complete.
“Removing the toll booths will also improve bus connections as the bus lane will be continued from the bridge to York Street.”
Work on stage two of the project will be carried out from 7am to midnight, with extended working hours when required, and the community will be kept updated.
Traffic control and a 40km/h speed limit will be in place during work hours and motorists are advised to follow the direction of signs and allow extra travel time.
The entire toll booth removal project is expected be completed by early 2018.