Access to the M4 from Homebush Bay Drive will now be easier with the opening of a new G-loop ramp, which will provide direct, traffic light-free access to the M4 Motorway for drivers heading west towards Parramatta.
The ramp is the first section of the M4 Widening project to open up to motorists as part of WestConnex.
Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher said the new ramp will allow motorists heading west from Homebush Bay Drive via the M4 to bypass traffic lights and enjoy a seamless new connection to the motorway.
“Currently, motorists coming from Homebush Bay Drive wanting to access the M4 Motorway to travel west have to turn right via traffic lights which can cause traffic to back up for long delays,” Mr Fletcher said.
“The removal of traffic lights means northbound traffic travelling from Centenary Drive to the M4 westbound will also experience a faster and free flowing left turn onto the M4.
“This is a win-win for motorists, with congestion eased for westbound M4 traffic from both directions on Homebush Bay Drive and Centenary Drive.”
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said: “This ramp will make a massive difference for Western Sydney residents who get stuck at this bottleneck every day, along with those who suffer long traffic delays after attending sporting events at ANZ and Spotless Stadiums.
Drivers will now need to adjust to the changed traffic conditions as those wanting to access the M4 Motorway to head westbound will need to make sure they are in the far left-hand lane on Homebush Bay Drive in order to enter the G-loop. The two right lanes will now only go south towards Flemington and Hurstville, as there is no longer access to turn on to the M4 Motorway from the right lanes on Homebush Bay Drive.
The G-Loop is part of the WestConnex $500 million M4 Widening project which will widen the M4 from three to four lanes for eight kilometres in each direction between Parramatta and Homebush and cut travel times for more than 100,000 motorists who use the M4 every day.
Sydney Olympic Park Authority welcomes the traffic improvements resulting from WestConnex and continues to work with Transport for NSW and Roads & Maritime Services to provide easier access to Sydney Olympic Park and its surrounding suburbs.