Construction underway on NSW’s Western Harbour Tunnel

Construction underway on NSW’s Western Habour Tunnel
Image courtesy of the New South Wales Government.

Excavation works are now underway on the first section of Sydney’s new Western Harbour Tunnel.

A Joint Venture between John Holland and CIMIC Group’s CPB Contractors will deliver 1.7 kilometres of mainline tunnels from Rozelle to Birchgrove.

When completed, the Western Harbour Tunnel will link WestConnex at the Rozelle Interchange with the Warringah Freeway at North Sydney via 6.5-kilometre tunnels under Sydney Harbour – the city’s third harbour crossing.

The transport infrastructure project that will make it easier, faster and safer to get around Sydney. By creating a western bypass of the Sydney CBD, the Western Harbour Tunnel will take pressure off the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour Tunnel, Anzac Bridge and Western Distributor corridors to improve transport capacity in and around Sydney Harbour.

There will be three lanes in each direction, and vehicles using the new tunnel are expected to save up to 15 minutes when travelling from North Sydney to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport.

An additional construction contract to deliver the second stage of work of northern tunnelling from Birchgrove through Sydney Harbour and onto North Sydney will be awarded late this year.

For more information on the project, click here.

 


 

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