Hills M2 motorway

The Hills M2 Motorway is a 21 kilometre, six-lane motorway that links the lower north shore and the north-west regions of Sydney. The Hills M2 is an important section of the Sydney Orbital Road network, linking the M7 and the Lane Cove Tunnel.


The Hills M2 is a key public transport corridor. The motorway carries about 100,000 vehicles a day and includes dedicated bus lanes that carry more than 17,000 bus passengers on a typical work day.

The path of the Hills M2 from the M7 to the Lane Cove tunnel
Path of the Hills M2 motorway

Key features

  • Provision of five major interchanges
  • Direct access to the M2 from Westlink M7 and the Lane Cove Tunnel
  • 24 hour safety monitoring and breakdown assistance
  • Norfolk Tunnel - three lanes in each direction
  • Provision of approximately 100,000 square metres of sound reducing noise walls.

Fast facts

  • Opened: May 1997
  • Length: 20.1km
  • Connects: The M7 and the Lane Cove Tunnel.
  • Toll type: Flat rate, charged northbound and southbound.
  • Toll payment: Electronic tag and NSW pass only
  • Handback date: 26 May 2046.

Benefits for motorists and the community

  • Quicker journey times between Sydney's north-west and the central Sydney area
  • Improved traffic flow on the arterial road network, due to reduced traffic on these roads
  • Dedicated bus lanes
  • Improved travel times for bus routes between the north-west and the city
  • Safe access to bus terminals located in the central median of the M2
  • Safe and efficient access across the M2 through numerous underground or overhead pedestrian ways. These include facilities at Cropley Drive and Watkins Road (Winston Hills), Barclay Road (North Rocks), Oakes Road (Carlingford) and Kirkham Street, also know as Murray Farm Bridge Road (Beecroft).

Hills M2 motorway website.

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