Speed limit changes will be in place from next week as work starts to build an extra lane of traffic on the M2 between Pennant Hills and Windsor Roads.
The project is part of the NorthConnex, a major infrastructure project which will provide a critical link for motorists travelling between western Sydney and the Central Coast, Roads Minister Duncan Gay said.
Motorists travelling westbound will need to slow down while work is carried out over the next two years.
When work starts on the new merge lane on February 6, the speed limit will be reduced from 100 km/h to 80 km/h on the 3.5-kilometre section of the M2 for safety reasons.
Commuters will experience delays in the afternoon peak as the bus lane will be used for general traffic in the upgraded section.
Additional travel time has already been built into timetables for Hillsbus M2 services in preparation for major work in the CBD and NorthConnex.
Cyclists will have to detour around this section of the motorway between Pennant Hills and Windsor Roads while work is carried out.
A marked detour will be in place for cyclists wanting to travel east or westbound on the M2 via Northmead Avenue, Kleins Road, Moxhams Road, Reilleys Road, Willmott Avenue, Model Farms Road and Junction Road.
NorthConnex will be capable of carrying more than 100,000 vehicles each day and remove 5000 trucks from the congested Pennant Hills Road corridor when completed, Mr Gay said.
Transurban Group NSW general manager Andrew Head said: “These are important works to enable the construction of NorthConnex, which completes a missing link in Sydney’s motorway network.”
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