NRMA wants the M5 duplicated

NRMA Motoring and Services has welcomed the NSW Opposition's announcement to duplicate the M5 Motorway, if elected

Macrh 9, 2011

The NRMA Motoring and Services has welcomed the NSW Coalition's commitment to fast-track the widening of the M5 Motorway from four to six lanes, if elected.

NRMA President Wendy Machin says the Opposition Leader Barry O’Farrell’s announcement is a welcomed relief to motorists who flagged the motorway as the most frustrating road in the state in its Red Flag survey of 10,000 road users.

"The widening is vital for the huge volumes of traffic on the M5," Ms Machin says.

"Widening the M5 would also be good news for the trucking industry is it could take some strain off increased transport movements due to the Port Botany expansion.

"The widening will solve only part of the M5 problem though, the next step is duplicating the tunnel so traffic flows efficiently to and from the CBD and Port Botany," she says.

"The NRMA would like the next NSW Government to provide motorists with timelines and completion dates for M5 tunnel duplication."

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