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    NorthConnex tunnelling hits halfway mark

    Branko Miletic

    Sydney motorists are one step closer to abolishing 21 sets of lights on congested Pennant Hills Road, with construction of the NorthConnex twin tunnels having reached the halfway point.

    According to NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian, minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher and minister for Transport Andrew Constance, this project will change transport in North-west Sydney for a generation.

    “It is great to see the project powering towards the finish line,” Berejiklian says.
    “Once complete, motorists will be able to travel from Newcastle to Melbourne without stopping at a single set of lights.”

    “NorthConnex will save up to 15 minutes of travel time compared to using Pennant Hills Road, letting people spend more time with their families and less time in traffic,” she says.

    “So far almost 11 out of 21 kilometres of future road has been excavated with the project on schedule to deliver congestion relief to the thousands of motorists currently stuck in traffic on Pennant Hills Road each day,” Fletcher says.

    “Tunnelling is progressing at around 400 metres per week with light at the end of the tunnel for motorists,” Constance notes.

    The federal and NSW governments have each committed just over $412 million towards the $3 billion project.

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