Tunnel excavation has officially kicked off on the Western Harbour Tunnel Stage Two project in Sydney.
A 100 tonne roadheader has commenced its journey its journey from Cammeray excavating south towards the Warringah Freeway and onwards towards the harbour at Waverton. Over the course of construction of Stage Two of the Western Harbour Tunnel, 10 roadheaders will be used.
Western Harbour Tunnel is a 6.5-kilometre tunnel, which will provide motorists a seamless connection from Warringah Freeway at North Sydney to the Rozelle Interchange, making it easier, faster and safer to get around Sydney. As the first new road crossing of the harbour in over 30 years, Western Harbour Tunnel will deliver time-saving benefits to motorists, easing traffic on some of Sydney’s key arterial roads.
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Stage Two includes construction of the northern end of the tunnel, connections to the Warringah Freeway, tunnelling underneath Sydney Harbour and the complete tunnel fit out and is expected to take approximately five years.
Stage One, which is already underway, involves creating the 1.7-kilometre southern section of the tunnel from Rozelle to Birchgrove and is expected to be complete in 2025.
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