Motorists should take note of signage and check LiveTraffic.com for traffic updates. Expect travel delays and allow extra travel time during the weekend.
Temporary changes to motorist, cyclist and pedestrian access will be in place. For more detail on these changes and how to access local businesses during the weekend, view our latest maps here.
Temporary changes to bus stop locations and routes will also occur. For more detail on these changes during the weekend, view our latest maps here.
M6 Stage 1 Air Quality Community Consultative Committee
13 February 2024
We have a vacancy in our Air Quality Community Consultative Committee (AQCCC) and are seeking expressions of interest from the community located near our Arncliffe ventilation facility on Marsh Street.
The AQCCC meets about four times a year and provides advice and shares feedback on behalf of the local community on matters relating to air quality monitoring. Applicationsto join have been extended until 25 February 2024.
Roadwork and construction activities
30 January 2024
Roadwork and utilities relocation activities are continuing along President Avenue, Princes Highway and West Botany Street to upgrade the road network. During February, we will continue upgrading the existing stormwater along President Avenue near the intersections of Lachal Avenue and Princes Highway. At our Bicentennial Park site, tunnel excavation has commenced and the next concrete pour to help create the tunnel roof is scheduled to take place on Thursday 1 February. Read an overview of February 2024 activities.
Tunnelling from Arncliffe to Bicentennial Park
21 December 2023
This year we surpassed 60% of tunnel excavation. Waterproofing, drainage and installation of services inside the tunnels is also underway.
Road pavement has started to be installed and some sections are starting to resemble the tunnel motorists will travel through.
Shared pedestrian and cyclist pathway taking shape
20 December 2023
The future pedestrian bridge over President Avenue is taking shape. Columns are now visible on the southern and northern side of President Avenue between West Botany Street and O’Neill Street. The bridge will allow pedestrians and cyclists to cross President Avenue safely and easily once completed. Once the pathways are constructed, we will provide renewed natural landscapes, green spaces, and recreational facilities for the community to enjoy.
Visit our latest notification to learn about the upcoming construction activities.
Community Update | Summer Edition
7 December 2023
Our latest Community Update reflects on the year and achievements for the project. Read about our year-end construction update, our work to connect communities, our holiday work schedule and more.
Our progress would not have been possible without your support, and we thank you for your patience and consideration during construction of M6 Stage 1.
Supporting local businesses
7 December 2023
M6 Stage 1 is committed to fostering a vibrant and thriving local economy by supporting businesses in the local community.
To help you discover the many great local businesses in Bayside, we've compiled a small directory in our latest Community Update which includes businesses along President Avenue and West Botany Street. We encourage residents to prioritise shopping locally whenever possible.
New temporary traffic signals along West Botany Street
11 July 2023
Two new but temporary traffic signals have been installed on West Botany Street. between French Street and Bay Street, Rockdale. The temporary signals are now operational.
M6 Stage 1 Permanent Power Supply
7 July 2023
Powering the new M6 Stage 1 tunnels involves the installation of a seven-kilometre underground permanent power supply. This will connect the Canterbury substation located in Hansen Avenue, Earlwood to the new Motorway Operations Complex at West Botany Street, Rockdale.
The construction activities for the permanent power supply include surveying the route to identify and access existing underground utility services, assessing current road surfaces and street structures, trenching, laying cable conduits, excavating pits (joint bays) to join the conduits, and backfilling the trenches and pits. As at mid-July over 30% of the permanent power supply cable conduits have been installed.
Work on the permanent power supply started in May 2023 and will continue progressively along the identified route until the end of 2024. When installation is complete, roads will be permanently reinstated.
The M6 Stage 1 demonstrates how industry partnership can build capacity in Aboriginal businesses, supporting the development of employment, skills and commercial sustainability. In this video we hear about the alliance between the Wumara Group and Veris to provide surveying services on the M6 Stage 1 project.