08 October 2004
The New South Wales Roads & Traffic Authority is considering creating an additional westbound lane on Sydney's Anzac Bridge to improve traffic flow. Minister for roads Carl Scully said that investigations were under way in response to traffic growth and to cater for the opening of the Cross City Tunnel next year.
The cable-stayed bridge opened in 1995. It has a main span of 354m and carries four city-bound and three westbound traffic lanes. Preliminary assessments indicate it could be possible to create an extra westbound lane without building any additional bridge structure, said Scully. This could be achieved by moving the median strip and adjusting pedestrian facilities. The cost is estimated at approximately US$14.6 million.