Transurban’s plans to enhance the M7 Motorway have progressed to Stage Three of the New South Wales Government’s Unsolicited Proposals process.
The project was proposed by the Concessionaire of the M7 Motorway, WSO Co (WSO Co).
The proposal covers construction and funding of a widening of the M7 Motorway and the delivery of the M7-M12 interchange and connections to Elizabeth Drive.
The M7 Motorway enhancement is expected to support the growth of Western Sydney, addressing existing congestion and reducing travel times on a critical freight route.
It provides a key link into the rest of Sydney’s motorway network for drivers travelling to and from the proposed Western Sydney (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.
As proposed, the Project would add an additional lane to the M7 Motorway, in both directions, for around 26km between the M5 interchange at Prestons and Richmond Road at Glendenning, with work currently expected to commence in calendar year 2023, and construction is anticipated to take around three years.
During Stage Three of the New South Wales’ Government’s Unsolicited Proposals process, WSO Co will work with the New South Wales Government to finalise the scope of the Project and agree binding detailed documentation, subject to relevant board approvals.
Financial close is currently expected in mid 2023.