Transport for New South Wales (Transport; formerly Roads and Maritime Services) proposes to build the M12 Motorway between the M7 Motorway at Cecil Hills and The Northern Road at Luddenham (the project), over a distance of about 16 kilometres.
The project would provide the main access from the Western Sydney International Airport at Badgerys Creek to Sydney’s motorway network and is expected to be opened to traffic before the opening of the Western Sydney International Airport in 2025.
WSP is engaged to provide detailed design services including geotechnics, structures and road design. We are designing this motorway alongside two of our other significant projects in the region The Northern Road and the Western Sydney International Airport.
M12 Motorway forms a key part of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan (WSIP), a joint initiative of the Australian and NSW governments to form part of an integrated transport solution for the Western Sydney region.
The detailed design services we are providing for the M12W Motorway West (M12W) include:
- Drainage design and flooding assessment
- Pavement design
- Utility relocation and adjustment design
- Intelligent Transport System design
- Lighting design
- Environmental management
- Sustainability ISCA rating
- Digital Engineering
- Geotechnical and contamination site investigations
We expect to complete our detailed design by mid-2021 so that major construction can commence in 2022.
Upon completion, the M12 Motorway will:
- Provide direct access to Western Sydney International Airport at Badgerys Creek from the M7 Motorway and the upgraded The Northern Road
- Improve access to the Western Sydney Aerotropolis and the South West Growth Area
- Increase the road capacity for future growth and development
- Improve traffic safety for road users
- Provide pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure
- Improve freight movement to key commercial centres
- Reduce congestion impact on the community and businesses by providing more capacity.