M4 Smart Motorway project
The NSW Government is investing $600 million to build the M4 Smart Motorway project, which will introduce intelligent technology to the M4 Motorway between Pitt Street, Mays Hill and Mulgoa Road, Penrith.
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What's happening now?
The M4 Smart Motorway project, due for completion in 2020 will be delivered in stages, which will help limit disruption along the motorway, and ensure we keep people moving.
From June 2019, Roads and Maritime will be installing 41 overhead gantries along the M4 Motorway between Mays Hills and The Northern Road.
When the project is complete, the gantries will provide motorists with information on current or alternate speed limits and lane status.
Gantry installations will require sections of the M4 Motorway to be closed in both eastbound and westbound directions over five hours between the hours of 11pm and 4am.
For more information about the gantry installation program, follow the link to the Gantry Installation FAQs.
- Stage 1 – Mamre Road, St Marys to Reservoir Road, Prospect
- Stage 2 – Reservoir Road, Prospect to Pitt Street, Mays Hill
- Stage 3 – Mulgoa Road, Penrith to Mamre Road, St Marys
For more information about each stage of work and the upgrades in your area, follow the link to our interactive portal.
Reservoir Road ramp meter trial
When the M4 Smart Motorway is complete in 2020, ramp meters will operate at entry ramps between The Northern Road, Penrith and Pitt Street, Mays Hill.
Ramp meters at each entry ramp will control traffic entering the motorway with ramp signals to improve traffic flow.
A ramp meter trial is scheduled on the westbound Reservoir Road on ramp from 14 August. The ramp signals will be active during the pm peak period on selected days.
For more information on ramp metering and the combined technologies that will make the M4 a ‘Smart Motorway’, download the July 2019 Project Update.
The M4 Smart Motorway Project includes a 35 kilometre upgrade along the M4 Motorway from Lapstone to Mays Hill, and will provide a tailored technology solution to create a better travelling experience for motorists, and a more consistent journey.
Smart motorways, also known as managed motorways, use complementary technologies to monitor traffic conditions, manage congestion and respond to incidents in real time. The M4 Smart Motorway will introduce a smarter way of travelling the M4 by using real time information, communication and traffic management tools to provide motorists with a safer, smoother and more reliable journey.
The M4 Smart Motorway will be the first smart motorway for NSW and will bring together intelligent traffic technologies in one place to maximise the performance of the motorway.
- Read the July 2019 project update.
- Read about the key benefits and features of the M4 Smart Motorway
- Read the fact sheets about entry ramp signaling and specific project impacts
For safety reasons, there will no cyclist access on the M4 Motorway between Mamre Road and Reservoir Road from Friday 1 December until project completion in 2020. Please see our cycle detour map.
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Did you know?
Western Sydney is Australia’s third largest economy and in its own right would be Australia’s fourth largest city. During the next 20 years the region is expected to grow from two million to three million people, which is why the NSW Government is investing money into significant road infrastructure.
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