Sydney’s M6 project expected to create 5300 jobs

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Contractors are being sought to build stage one of the M6 underground motorway project from Arncliffe to Kogarah in Sydney. 

The M6 project, previously known as the F6 Extension, includes four kilometre twin tunnels between the new M5 Motorway at Arncliffe and President Avenue at Kogarah.

The project is expected to create around 5300 jobs throughout its life, and is expected to cost between $2.2 billion and $2.6 billion to construct

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the project aims to fill one of the missing links in Sydney’s motorway network.

“Once complete, the new M6 will provide significant time travel savings for Sydney’s south and the Illawarra. More than 2,000 trucks a day will be removed from local streets and 23 sets of traffic lights bypassed.”

Travel time savings during the morning peak (when used with other motorway connections) included:

  • Kogarah to ANZAC Bridge – up to 15 minutes.
  • Miranda to Macquarie Park – up to 15 minutes.
  • Taren Point to Mascot – up to 12 minutes.
  • Kogarah to South Sydney – up to 13 minutes.
  • Kogarah to Sydney CB – up to 8 minutes.

The contract is expected to be awarded in December, with construction beginning by early 2022 and open to motorists in late 2025.

 

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