Hills motorists are set to benefit from reduced traffic flow on the M2 following the government’s decision to press ahead with the Lane Cove road ramp.
An environmental assessment report was released today by the Roads and Maritime Services for a new eastbound ramp and widening of the carriageway between Lane Cove and Delhi Roads, North Ryde.
Project spokesman Peter Colacino said the ramp would deliver substantial benefits to motorists and slash travelling time by up to five minutes.
‘‘Motorists [can] skip up to 20 sets of traffic lights [by not using the] Pacific Highway alternative from Ryde Road to the Gore Hills Freeway,” Mr Colacino said.
“The project would also benefit motorists and residents not using the motorway.
‘‘Thousands of vehicles are expected to use the new ramp rather than congested Pacific Highway, Lane Cove and Epping Roads.”
The proposed projects will be funded by a new toll on vehicles using the on-ramp.
The toll is expected to be $1.80 for cars and motorcycles and $5.40 for trucks and heavy vehicles.
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