Wednesday, 10 October 2012

NSW Parramatta Road plan: dig it up for tunnel


Parramatta Road plan: dig it up for tunnel ... Parramatta Road is part of Infrastructure NSW's $10 billion to $15 billion plans for three new motorways across Sydney.

I think this is a great idea, as it would leave 2 lanes for Parramatta rd and the rest underneath according to one plan. Thats way no smoke stacks and we could have light rail and bike lanes overhead too.

Places like Leichhardt can be revamped as Parramatta main traffic roads could be sunk taking all the major traffic out of city and the higher road can be used by people that live in the are.

All the shops on parramatta rd could open back up as people could now use them and park on the street or park out the back lanes or even made carparks out the back so people can have shop parking.

We could also build massive accommodation on top of shops on Parramatta rd and if people that use
the area and live in the area can get access to the city and not worry about traffic from parramatta out and in to the west.
Those drivers don't want to stop off they just want to get from a - b.
A dropped down road would not need smoke stacks and would be good for the environment. Cheap also for construction since retaining steel would not be needed.
look pictures.

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PARRAMATTA ROAD would be carved open and an eight-lane motorway dug beneath in plans being developed for a huge expansion of Sydney's tollway network.

The plans, being drawn up by the government's infrastructure adviser, Infrastructure NSW, envisage three new motorways in Sydney, to be paid for partly by a new tolling system across the city.

The motorways - another M5 East tunnel, an M4 East running beneath Parramatta Road connecting to the city, Botany and the airport, and a link between the F3 and M2 - would be presented as one package to transform the economy of Sydney.

But they would cost $10 billion to $15 billion in government money, as well as tolls. And the scale of the projects would make any other big investment in transport beyond the north-west rail link unlikely for decades.

One of the main differences is that the new plans contemplate cheaper but more "high impact" construction techniques - ''more surface construction to make construction cheaper'', one source said. Another source said this meant using "cut-and-cover" construction along Parramatta Road.

THE Roads and Maritime Services has denied seven North Strathfield properties will make way for motorway stacks when the M4 extension is built, despite being owned by the state government.

The M4 East extension, from North Strathfield to the city, is part of the state government's transport masterplan released this month.

Infrastructure NSW is also expected to announce that the link should be one of the state's top priorities.

Seven properties on Concord Rd near the exit of the M4 are owned by either the RMS or Housing NSW.

RP Data shows four properties, between 57-69 Concord Rd, are owned by the RMS, while the RMS confirmed it also owned 63 Concord Rd.

Two more properties are owned by Housing NSW.

But an RMS spokeswoman said the properties were ``not earmarked for future use'', despite being acquired between 1974-84 for the M4 extension. ``There have been no boundaries identified in any proposal for an M4 extension or its potential ventilation outlets,'' she said.

A house neighbouring the government-owned properties was bought for $1.15 million in May.