M2 opened to The Hills with new access ramps

Hills commuters will cut time off their daily commute with a direct access ramp on and off the M2.

NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay and Baulkham Hills MP David Elliott opened the new ramps on Windsor Road, Winston Hills today.

The works are part of the $550 million Hills M2 upgrade, which will reduce traffic congestion and are expected to cut daily commute times by 40 minutes for motorists.

Mr Elliott said he was thrilled with the opening, which had ‘‘been a long-time coming’’ for Hills residents.

‘‘This will improve commuting options for Hills residents and further improve tourism and access to the southern highlands,’’ Mr Elliott said.

‘‘We’ve been waiting for a direct access ramp since the mid 1990s, but it’s better late than never.’’

Ramps at Windsor Road will allow motorists heading west to get on to the motorway at Windsor Road, while eastbound traffic can take the off-ramp to access Baulkham Hills, Northmead and Parramatta.

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