Western Sydney Airport Motorway

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Western Sydney Airport Motorway
New South Wales
Elizabeth Drive - Luddenham.jpg
General information
Type Motorway  (Proposed)
Length 14 km (8.7 mi)
Opened 2026 (expected)
Route number(s) M12[1]
Major junctions
East end
West end
Location(s)
Major suburbs / towns Cecil Park, Cecil Hills, Mount Vernon, Kemps Creek, Badgerys Creek, Luddenham
Highway system

The Western Sydney Airport Motorway is a planned east-west motorway along the current alignment of Elizabeth Drive between the M7 Westlink Motorway and The Northern Road. The four-lane motorway is planned to be 14 km long and to be built at a cost of $1.25 billion (with both State and Federal funding). It is aimed at providing direct access from the M7 Westlink Motorway to the new Western Sydney Airport situated at Badgerys Creek.[2]

On 17 June 2014, as part of the State Budget, the NSW Government announced a $5.5 billion road package for Western Sydney. It includes $6 million for planning the Western Sydney Airport Motorway. The Budget is also the first time the name of the motorway was referred to.[3]

Elizabeth Drive[edit]

Elizabeth Drive (current road) is a two lane, single carriageway road linking the Hume Highway at Liverpool, with The Northern Road at Luddenham. It is one of several key thoroughfares in Western Sydney.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Badgerys Creek airport: Sydney's bold plan is taking wing". Daily Telegraph. 15 April 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "New Motorway – M7 to The Northern Road". Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Budget Paper 4 - Infrastructure Statement" (PDF). NSW Budget 2014-2015. NSW Treasury. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014.  (Subscription required.)

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