Ignore the beep, testing only
8 Mar 2019
Motorists are advised that testing is being carried out on new electronic tolling infrastructure being installed along the M5 corridor at King Georges Road, as part of the WestConnex New M5 project.
Motorists may hear a ‘beep’ from their electronic tag as they pass the new gantries located on the M5 East westbound off ramp at King Georges Road.
They are reminded to ignore the beep as it is testing only, and no charges apply.
Testing will be carried out at various tolling points along the M5 East corridor to ensure accuracy of the system.
Tolls will not be charged until these toll point structures become operational when the New M5 opens in 2020.
The technology will enable distance-based tolling which is a fairer and more equitable system in which motorists only pay for the section of motorway they use.
Signs will be located along the M5 East to advise motorists of the testing and tolls will not be charged.
New tolling gantries will also be installed at the Bexley Road on and off ramps and the Princess Highway off-ramps this month.
Opening to traffic in 2020, the New M5 will run parallel to the existing M5 East to provide a non-stop underground journey between Kingsgrove and St Peters, doubling capacity on the M5 corridor from two to four lanes in each direction.
It will cut up to half an hour from an average peak journey between Liverpool and the South Sydney, providing relief for the more than 100,000 motorists who use the corridor each day.
On completion, motorists will be able to travel from the King Georges Road Interchange at Beverly Hills to St Peters in around 10 minutes.
For more information about tolling on WestConnex visit www.westconnex.com.au/westconnextolls