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Media Release: Virtual guided tour of NorthConnex tunnel released
A virtual guided tour of the tunnel is giving the community behind-the-scenes access to Australia’s deepest road tunnel, the $3 billion NorthConnex project, ahead of its grand opening.
The NorthConnex virtual tunnel tour is the first of its kind in Australia, replicating the in-person experience for the community, ahead of its opening.
The nine-kilometre, twin tunnels will change the way people across Sydney’s north commute from work to home. Linking the M1 Pacific Motorway at Wahroonga to the Hills M2 Motorway at West Pennant Hills, NorthConnex will take approximately 8 minutes to drive from end to end and will by-pass up to 21 sets of traffic lights along Pennant Hills Road.
“NorthConnex will change the way that people commute across Sydney, easing congestion and improving road safety along our key arterial roads”, said Member for Bradfield, Paul Fletcher.
“It is one of the most significant and eagerly anticipated road infrastructure projects ever delivered in Australia and has provided thousands of jobs across NSW.”
The project is jointly funded, with the Australian Government committing $412.3 million and the NSW Government committing $577.3 million. The remainder of the funding for the project has been met by the private sector.
The NorthConnex tunnels are in the final stages of operational testing and software commissioning and are scheduled to open in coming weeks.
Visit northconnex.com.au/ to watch the virtual tour of the tunnel.