World News – UA – NorthConnex tunnel will ‘change lives’ by making travel easier in Sydney


Posted: 04:35 GMT, October 30, 2020 | Update: 04:35 GMT, October 30, 2020

The $ 3 billion NorthConnex tunnel will make life easier for millions of Sydneysiders looking for a long vacation weekend in the north by diverting 5,000 trucks from the busy Pennant Hills Road

Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge cut the ribbon with New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian at the tunnel opening ceremony on Friday

The tunnel will connect the M1 Pacific motorway to the M2 north of Sydney when it opens to the public on Saturday morning

Federal Minister of Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge (center) cut the ribbon with New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian (right) at the opening ceremony of NorthConnex, Friday

Motorists in cars will be charged $ 7.99 toll to use the tunnel while truck drivers will pay $ 2397Trucks will now be fined $ 194 for driving along Pennant Hills Road

The NSW government estimates that NorthConnex can transport 100,000 vehicles in 24 hours, which will reduce traffic and pollution on Pennant Hills Road

« NorthConnex will strip up to 5,000 trucks a day on the famous Pennant Hills Road, which is one of the busiest roads in New South Wales, » said Mr. Tudge

‘A daily commuter will save 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the afternoon each day

‘The safety benefits for so many families, which allow people to return home safely at the end of each day, are immeasurable’

New South Wales Transport and Highways Minister Andrew Constance said: ‘It changes lives It changes the lives of millions of people

‘When you take Australia’s most hated road and it will now become the best one for communities with the NorthConnex tunnel below, you can’t lose sight of that’

The twin tunnels are 90 meters below the ground at their deepest points, making it the deepest road tunnel in all of Australia

Over 140 air-jet fans line the roof of the tunnel, which also had 46 km of heat-sensing optical cable that triggers a sprinkler system in the event of a fire

The first cars pass through the NorthConnex at the opening ceremony Friday before the tunnel opens to the public on Saturday Motorists driving cars will be charged $ 7.99 toll to use the tunnel while truck drivers will pay $ 2397 Trucks will now fined $ 194 for driving on Pennant Hills Road

NorthConnex also offers illuminated screens of landscapes of stars, trees and native birds to help drivers stay alert and prevent them from falling asleep while driving

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared NorthConnex to be « one of the largest and most anticipated road infrastructure projects ever in Australia »

“About 300 businesses from the Western Sydney region and 50 from the Central Coast also contributed to the project, highlighting the opportunities this project has created for local suppliers and entrepreneurs,” she said. declared

Hundreds of construction workers who built the NorthConnex Tunnel gathered at the opening ceremony NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the project created 8,700 jobs in the state

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