Councils call for a new tunnel to link F3 to M2

THE critical F3-to-M2 link will relieve truck congestion and should be a national priority, according to a group of north Sydney councils.

The Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils, which includes Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, North Sydney, Ryde and Willoughby, has called for a tunnel to connect the F3 to the M2 under Pennant Hills Road to reduce congestion on Pennant Hills Road.

The organisation released a report, Missing Link and Missing Out, which they believe highlights the link's need and the benefits it would offer to the national road network.

The president of the organisation and Hornsby mayor, Nick Berman said the link would provide a continuous uninterrupted motorway bypass around Sydney. "Our region will benefit greatly from the easing of heavy truck congestion," he said.

"This bottleneck is holding back both our nation and our state — neither economy will reach full productivity until this problem is fixed."

The organisation has called on the state and federal governments to commit financially to the project.

The federal government recently recommitted $150 million for feasibility funding.

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