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Encyclopedia > Sydney Orbital Motorway

Sydney Orbital Motorway is a planned network of motorways (tollways) encircling Sydney and is the longest ring road in Australia. The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... A beltway (American English), ring road or orbital motorway (British English) is a circumferential highway found around many cities. ...

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History

Sydney is a city that grew organically compared to Melbourne, which had a rigidly imposed grid layout and Adelaide, which was surveyed and planned. Sydney's growth centres on urban centres such as the CBD, Parramatta, Penrith, Campbelltown and many others which are actually former towns swallowed by Sydney's urban sprawl. Roads that link these centres are frequently congested. Melbournes CBD has grown to straddle the Yarra River in three major precincts. ... Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth largest city in Australia, with a population of over 1. ... Parramatta is a city, suburb and Local Government Area in Sydney, Australia, 25 kilometres west of the central business district (CBD) in Western Sydney. ... Penrith is a suburb in the City of Penrith in western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Campbelltown is a suburb in the City of Campbelltown, in south-western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia, located about 45 km south west of the Sydney central business district. ...


In the 1980's freeways were built at the busiest parts. However, they are still not properly integrated into the road networks. In the 1990's with the introduction of Metroads, important circumferential Metroads are linked together to form the Sydney Orbital Motorway. They are built to take intra-urban traffic off local roads and relieve congestion. A Metroad route marker as used in Sydney and Brisbane Metroads are the primary road routes serving the Sydney and Brisbane metropolitan areas in Australia. ...


Network

The Metroads which form the Orbital are: The term orbital has several meanings: In physics and chemistry it is used to describe an atomic electron configuration, see also molecular orbital and atomic orbital. ...

Metroad 1 or M1 is one of Sydney, Australias Metroads. ... M1 motorway marker Southbound Eastern Distributor tunnel entrance at Woolloomooloo The Eastern Distributor is a six-kilometre long motorway forming part of Sydney Metroad 1. ... The Sydney Harbour Tunnel is a tunnel in Sydney, Australia. ... Metroad 5 (M5) is a main arterial route linking Sydneys city centre to its south western suburbs and beyond. ... Southern Cross Drive, near Moore Park Southern Cross Drive is a major road in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... Metroad 7 or M7 is one of Sydney, Australias former Metroads. ... The M2 Hills Motorway (also known as the Hills M2 Motorway, M2 Motorway or simply M2) is a dual 2-lane carriageway motorway in north-western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... Baulkham Hills is a suburb in the North West of Sydney, Australia. ... The M4 Western Motorway (also known as the M4 Motorway or simply M4) is a motorway in central Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... Eastern Creek is a suburb in Western Sydney, Australia, and is adjacent to Erskine Park and Rooty Hill. ... The M5 South Western Motorway (also known as the M5 South West Motorway, M5 Motorway or simply M5) is a motorway in south-western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... Casula is a suburb in the Sydney metropolitan area in the State of New South Wales, Australia. ... Metroad 2 marker Metroad 2 is a Metroad in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... The Sydney Harbour Bridge is the main crossing of Sydney Harbour carrying rail, vehicular, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore. ... The Warringah Freeway looking south at its widest point - 16 lanes View of the Warringah Freeway looking north, over the inner western carriageway. ... Metroad 1 or M1 is one of Sydney, Australias Metroads. ... The Lane Cove Tunnel is a AU$1. ... The M2 Hills Motorway (also known as the Hills M2 Motorway, M2 Motorway or simply M2) is a dual 2-lane carriageway motorway in north-western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ...

Highway links

Intercity highways are linked to the Orbital, moving traffic away from the old busy National Routes. They are:

Metroad 7 or M7 is one of Sydney, Australias former Metroads. ... Approximate road distances (in kilometres) of towns and cities along the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway from Sydney The Sydney-Newcastle Freeway is a 127km stretch of motorway linking Sydney to the Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter regions of New South Wales and is part of the AusLink road corridor between Sydney... Metroad 2 marker Metroad 2 is a Metroad in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... Metroad 4 or M4 is one of Sydney, Australias Metroads. ... The Great Western Highway is a highway in New South Wales, Australia. ... M7 Metroad marker M7 motorwaymarker Westlink M7, formerly named the Western Sydney Orbital, is one of Sydneys urban motorways and is a part of Sydney Metroad 7 and the Sydney Orbital Motorway network. ... Metroad 5 (M5) is a main arterial route linking Sydneys city centre to its south western suburbs and beyond. ... The Hume is National 31 from Sydney to Albury . ... Metroad 3 or M3 is one of Sydney, Australias Metroads. ... The Princes Highway is a segment of Australias Highway 1 that extends from Sydney to Adelaide, via Melbourne. ... Southern Freeway is a freeway linking Sydney to Wollongong. ...

Missing Highway links

  • Link to the F3 Sydney-Newcastle Freeway -- The final stage of a motorway standard Sydney Bypass, a tunnel under Pennant Hills Rd is in the planning stages. [1]
  • Link to the F6 Southern Freeway -- At present, there are no plans to complete this link as freeway standard. The only section which was built is the Captain Cook Bridge and it's approaches. Land is still reserved north of this point through Sandringham, and south through the Royal National Park. This still leaves a considerable length of the corridor built out, which will require great expense to resume, or tunnel beneath.
  • Marrickville Tunnel -- Proposal to link the orbital ring road at Port Botany with the M4 Motorway, to remove commercial traffic from inner west surface roads.
  • M4 East -- Extension of the M4 Motorway to the Anzac Bridge. This proposal has been reviewed and cancelled following stiff community opposition, which cited encouraging additional commuter traffic into the CBD, whilst removing little commercial traffic from the area.

More sources for proposed Sydney roads: 'Secret' $5 billion tollway to tunnel under city and $5b secret road under Sydney Approximate road distances (in kilometres) of towns and cities along the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway from Sydney The Sydney-Newcastle Freeway is a 127km stretch of motorway linking Sydney to the Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter regions of New South Wales and is part of the AusLink road corridor between Sydney... // There have been various forms of Sydney Bypass for decades. ... Southern Freeway is a freeway linking Sydney to Wollongong. ... Captain Cook Bridge, Brisbane The Captain Cook Bridge is the third crossing of the Brisbane River. ... Sandringham can refer to: The village in Norfolk, United Kingdom Sandringham House in the aforementioned village The Sandringham Time system The suburb of Melbourne, Australia The railway line in Melbourne The railway station in Melbourne at the end of the aforementioned line This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... Winter at Wattamolla beach. ... The Marrickville Tunnel is a possible underground road tunnel that would link Sydneys Kingsford Smith International Airport with an undetermined location on Parramatta Road. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Metroad 4 or M4 is one of Sydney, Australias Metroads. ... The ANZAC Bridge spanning Johnstons Bay with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ...


References

  1. ^ RTA Website - F3 to M2 link. [1]

External links

  • RTA Map of the Sydney Orbital Motorway
Major road infrastructure in Sydney
Motorways Cross City Motorway | Eastern Distributor | Western Distributor | Lane Cove Tunnel | M2 Hills Motorway | M4 Western Motorway | M5 South Western Motorway | Westlink M7
Freeways Cahill Expressway | Gore Hill Freeway | Southern Cross Drive | Southern Freeway | Sydney-Newcastle Freeway | Warringah Freeway
Metroads Metroad 1 | Metroad 2 | Metroad 3 | Metroad 4 | Metroad 5 | Metroad 6 | Metroad 7 | Metroad 9 | Metroad 10
Bridges & Tunnels Sydney Harbour Bridge | Sydney Harbour Tunnel | Anzac Bridge | Gladesville Bridge | Fig Tree Bridge | Tarban Creek Bridge | Iron Cove Bridge | Spit Bridge | Ryde Bridge
Conceptual Plans Sydney Orbital Motorway | Sydney Bypasses (past, present and proposed)
Categories Category: Streets in Sydney | Category: Sydney highways
Other M4 East (proposed) | Marrickville Tunnel (proposed) | North Western Expressway (abandoned)
Operators Roads and Traffic Authority of New South Wales | Connector Motorways | State Wide Roads | Transurban
Transport in Sydney | [edit]

 
 

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