Preliminary work to widen the M5 West will start this week, with drivers reminded of changed traffic and road conditions.
Mayor Khal Asfour said Council wanted to remind drivers that work is commencing.
“The works will directly affect west-bound drivers on the M5, with minimal impact expected on our surrounding local roads,” Mayor Asfour said.
In 2010, Bankstown City Council established a M5 task force, made up of eight neighbouring Councils, to lobby for the widening of the M5 motorway in both directions.
“Over the past two years, the task force intensively lobbied both the NSW and Commonwealth Governments to push for the widening of the road,” Mayor Asfour said.
“While we’re finally seeing some action on the widening of the M5 West, we still have no firm commitment on an M5 East duplication.
“Without the M5 East duplication, the M5 West will only end in a bottleneck and result in further congestion.
“What we need to see is a more strategic approach when it comes to planning for our major roads and thoroughfares.”
The NSW Government claims the $400 million M5 West project is expected to reduce daily travel time by 12 minutes.
Residents are encouraged to use the below contact details should they have any questions or concerns:
Telephone: toll-free on 1800 986 933
Mailing address: PO Box 21 Moorebank, NSW 1875.