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Inner-west traffic to worsen up to 300 per cent due to WestConnex, study shows

Inner-west traffic to worsen up to 300 per cent due to WestConnex, study shows

Commuters making the rat run through Sydney's inner-west will face increasing congestion as a result of the WestConnex motorway, as new modelling reveals peak hour traffic will triple in volume on some local streets over the next five years.

The traffic study, commissioned by the Inner West council, predicts hundreds of additional cars will crawl through local streets and arterial roads in order to access the WestConnex motorway or avoid it, once construction is completed.  

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pledges $100 million for Bennelong transport interchange

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pledges $100 million for Bennelong transport interchange

MALCOLM Turnbull will today pour $100 million into the Bennelong electorate to build a major transport hub, as the Liberal Party fights to hold onto the seat to secure a governing majority.

Has spending on roads spun out of control?

Has spending on roads spun out of control?

The premier we elected to ditch a planned toll road is now making a name for himself as one of the state's great road builders.

Running against Denis Napthine and his East West Link in 2014, Daniel Andrews did all he could to paint himself as the "transformational" public transport premier-in-waiting.

Andrews to splash $16.5bn on Melbourne mega freeway

Andrews to splash $16.5bn on Melbourne mega freeway

Victoria’s Andrews government will splash out $16.5 billion on a “mega freeway” connecting Melbourne’s northern fringe with its eastern suburbs, as it makes a play for votes with a blockbuster infrastructure package ahead of the 2018 election.

M1 congestion to cost millions unless new highway is built to the Gold Coast

M1 congestion to cost millions unless new highway is built to the Gold Coast

THE M1 car park will cost Gold Coast workers travelling to Brisbane more than $400 million in lost wages each year unless a solution is found to the gridlock.

The estimated congestion cost is conservative because it only assumes delayed travel times on the Pacific Motorway will be extended by 30 minutes each way.

The forecast is made from using the latest Treasury figures which predict the Coast workforce travelling to Brisbane will increase to 45,000 in 2040-41.

RACQ urges massive funding on roads and public transport to prevent choking congestion

RACQ urges massive funding on roads and public transport to prevent choking congestion

MOTORING group RACQ has added pressure to the Government for a massive overhaul of roads and public transport claiming the southeast was facing choking congestion unless funding was allocated.

Its top 10 transport projects included the development of the Cross River Rail, a north-south urban arterial to relieve pressure on the Bruce Highway and a north west transport corridor.

RACQ spokesman Paul Turner said the region was facing the prospect of being smothered by long commutes and crowded, unreliable public transport if government failed to keep up the pace of new funding.