The 9km. twin tunnel has removed 5,000 trucks per day from Pennant Hills Road

Long-awaited North Connex tunnel is finally operating with much less traffic on pennant Hills Road, something that the locals have borne the long delays due to traffic congestion for the last few years. It was a sigh of relief for the motorists as most of the trucks have now been directed to use the tunnel.

Described by Prime Minister Scott Morrison as “one of the most significant and eagerly anticipated road infrastructure projects ever delivered in Australia,” NorthConnex links the M1 Pacific Motorway at Wahroonga to the Hills M2 Motorway at West Pennant Hills in Sidney’s north. The nine-kilometre twin tunnel will deliver significant benefits to local communities by easing congestion and removing up to 5,000 trucks per day from the notorious Pennant Hills Road. This will help improve safety, benefit local air quality, and reduce traffic noise.

The electronically tolled tunnel will also significantly reduce travel times, as motorists are now able to travel from Newcastle to Melbourne without a single set of traffic lights. They will bypass 21 sets of traffic lights along Pennant Hills Road, and as alternative route to the city can bypass up to 40 sets on the Pacific Highway. NorthConnex commenced construction in June 2015 and has taken over 5 years to complete.


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