Traffic changes while we build WestConnex

We are currently working to improve Sydney's motorways. Traffic changes are sometimes needed to allow construction and other work to take place. We thank you for your patience while construction is underway.

For the latest traffic updates and to help plan your journey, please visit livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic NSW App for iPhone, iPad and Android or call the Traffic Information Line on 132 701. If you'd like to receive regular updates on traffic changes, subscribe to our email service.

Upcoming traffic changes

Traffic changes: M4 Motorway westbound

From Saturday, 11 February 2017

From this weekend, drivers travelling west on the M4 Motorway will use the new elevated roadway.

Westbound lanes on the existing M4 Motorway will be closed while construction work continues.

Exiting at James Ruse Drive

If you are exiting the M4 Motorway onto James Ruse Drive, you need to be in the far right lane. The exit will be on your right. View a map of the changes.

To return to James Ruse Drive if you miss the exit, take the Burnett Street off-ramp near Merrylands then turn right on Burnett Street and right onto the eastbound M4 on-ramp.

For heavy vehicles, the next available exit will be the Cumberland Highway.

Please allow extra travel time if you drive through this area. 

 

Current traffic changes

Traffic changes: Homebush Bay Drive at the M4 Motorway

A new ramp will open on Homebush Bay Drive from Saturday, 28 January.

The looped ramp (G-loop) will provide direct, traffic light-free access to the M4 Motorway for drivers heading west towards Parramatta.

Currently motorists accessing the M4 Motorway from Homebush Bay Drive to need to turn right at traffic lights.

When the new ramp opens, drivers will need to make sure they are in the far left-hand lane on Homebush Bay Drive in order to access the G-loop.

Please drive carefully if you travel through this area. Remain alert and follow the signs.

New M4 on ramp at Homebush Bay Drive

 

Road closure: Ramsay Street, Haberfield

Ramsay Street, Haberfield will be closed between Wattle Street and Walker Avenue from 8pm Friday, 20 January for approximately three months.

Be prepared for the following changes during this period:

  • Traffic detours
  • Bus stop closures
  • Bus diversions
  • School bus diversions

Please plan ahead and allow extra travel time.

Traffic detours

  • Motorists travelling east on Ramsay Street will be directed to use Wattle Street, Parramatta Road and Bland or Dalhousie streets.
  • Motorists travelling west will be directed via Bland or Dalhousie streets to Parramatta Road or via Empire Street to Wattle Street.

View map for details.

Bus diversions

  • Bus routes 438, 439, L38, L39 will be diverted via First Avenue, Arthur Street, Timbrell Drive and Dalhousie Street.
  • School buses will be diverted via Wattle, Waratah and Empire streets.
  • free shuttle bus will operate between Five Dock Shops and Haberfield Shops every 10 to 20 minutes from 6am to 7pm daily.

View bus diversion map for details.

Temporary road closures: Campbell Street and Princes Highway, St Peters

Changed traffic conditions will be in place from until Wednesday, 1 February 2017, weather permitting, along:

  • Princes Highway between Short Street and Albert Street
  • Campbell Street between Unwins Bridge Road and Barwon Park Road.

Traffic changes will include:

  • full and partial closures on Campbell Street
  • lane closures on Princes Highway
  • reduced speed limits
  • footpath closures

Traffic control, detour signage and pedestrian management will be in place during the work to ensure the safety of motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and workers.

If you are traveling in the area, please allow extra time and follow the signage and the direction of traffic controllers.

Please see the notification for detour maps and further information.

 

Lane changes: M4 Motorway and Parramatta Road intersection 

The right-hand turn from the kerbside lane on Parramatta Road westbound at the M4 Motorway intersection is not available. This leaves two dedicated right turning lanes. The kerbside lane is now a through lane only.

The merge lane on M4 Motorway westbound will also be shortened to 40 metres for traffic turning left from Parramatta Road. Motorists entering should use care. 

These closures will remain in place until the opening of WestConnex M4 East in early 2019.

 

Sydney Street exit from the M4 at Concord

A realigned exit from the M4 Motorway eastbound onto Sydney Street, Concord was introduced in November 2016. Take extra care and follow the signs provided. 

 

Changed traffic conditions on Parramatta Road

Allow extra travel time on Parramatta Road
If you use Parramatta Road, be prepared. We’re building twin tunnels for the M4 East between Homebush and Haberfield from different locations along Parramatta Road. Trucks supporting this work will use main roads to reduce traffic on local roads.

There are also a number of lane closures and changes in place to support construction activity including: 

The closure of 450 metres of a westbound lane on Parramatta Road between Ashfield Park and Bland Street at Ashfield. This section will remain closed until the M4 East opens in 2019.
One of three eastbound lanes between Bland Street and Rogers Avenue, Haberfield is closed, as it forms a right-turn bay for trucks accessing our construction site on Parramatta Road.

 

 

Local street changes

A number of changes to local streets have taken place to support construction of the M4 East. Please allow extra travel time when driving on these local streets and be prepared. 

These include:

SuburbStreetChangeReason
Ashfield Chandos StreetClosed between Parramatta Road and 77 Chandos StreetTo establish site and construct Wattle Street Interchange access ramps
ConcordEdward StreetCu-de-sac re-located about 60 metres eastTo establish construction site and construct Concord Road Interchange access ramps and on-ramp bridge 
ConcordAda StreetConverted to a no-through streetTo provide construction site access
HaberfieldAllum StreetClosed at Wattle StreetTo establish site and construct Parramatta Road interchange access ramps 
HaberfieldMartin StreetConverted to a no-through street. Access only via Wattle StreetTo construct laydown area for plant and equipment and location of the new water main 
Haberfield Northcote StreetClosed between Parramatta Road and 5 Northcote StreetTo establish tunnelling site 
HomebushIsmay AvenueCul-de-sac removed Cut-and-cover tunnel construction; tunnel spoll haulage route; tunnel and civit sites
HomebushWentworth Road SouthOne-way traffic for six monthsTo pile for the new retaining wall, and construct new permanent noise wall 
North Strathfield Concord LaneConcord Lane south of Carrington Lane closed. Access to Carrington Lane maintained To construct Concord Road interchange tunnel entry and exit 
North Strathfield Taylor Lane and Young Street Closed To construct Concord Road interchange tunnel access ramps