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M12 Motorway

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:2020 - TBC
Estimated Project Cost:$1,246,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$997,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Fairfield City Council,Liverpool City Council,Penrith City Council
State:NSW

Project Description

The project will involve the construction of a new east-west motorway between the M7 Motorway near Cecil Hills and The Northern Road at Luddenham.  The M12 Motorway will serve as the major access route to the Western Sydney Airport and connect to Sydney’s motorway network.  The proposed scope of works includes:

  • An east-west 16 kilometre motorway between the M7 Motorway, Cecil Hills and The Northern Road, Luddenham
  • A motorway built for four lanes (with provision for up to six lanes) with a central median to separate opposing traffic flows
  • A direct connection to Western Sydney Airport
  • A new at grade connection to The Northern Road with traffic lights
  • Provision for a motorway-to-motorway interchange at the M7 Motorway
  • Provision for a future grade-separated interchange.

Benefits

The M12 Motorway, as part of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, is expected to deliver significant travel time reductions and increased travel time reliability to road users and freight operators, by providing a high standard and efficient connection to the proposed Western Sydney Airport compared to using the existing road network.

Funding

The total cost of the project is $1,246 million. The Australian Government is providing $997 million and the NSW Government is providing $249 million towards the construction of this project.

Timetable

The M12 Preliminary Design and Access Strategy was publically released on 22 February 2018.

Construction is expected to commence in 2020 and be completed prior to the Western Sydney Airport opening in 2026.

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Project details last updated: 1/08/2018