Motorists have been urged to prepare for a new motorway with dozens of videos showing them navigating the confusing roads.
The computer-generated clips were produced by Transport for NSW following fears the new subway exchange at the City West Link and Victoria Road intersection in Rozelle, Sydney’s Inner West, will cause confused drivers, leading to traffic jams.
The $4 billion project, which connects the M4 and M8, the Anzac Bridge, the City West Link, the Iron Cove Link and the planned Western Harbor Tunnel, is expected to open by the end of the year.
It is estimated that more than 100,000 motorists will use the interchange every day once it opens, with congestion spots believed to be causing traffic-related headaches for motorists.
The 13 driver-perspective videos show motorists traversing the 16.6 kilometers of new tunnels, with instructions displayed at every step.
The videos were created to help drivers drive across the interchange “with confidence from day one.”
New South Wales Roads Minister John Graham said the videos would provide “a preview of the new connections” with the interchange’s imminent completion.
“Now is a good time for motorists to think about their journeys and how they might change once the interchange opens,” he said.
“As a key piece of road infrastructure such as Rozelle Interchange opens, we expect drivers will need some time to get used to the new roads and route options, but these videos will give them a head start.”
Transport for NSW general coordinator Howard Collins said the videos would “help people familiarize themselves with the new routes”.
Minister Graham warned of impending delays along Victoria Road, the City West Link and the new M4 exit during the morning rush hour.
The minister said he looked forward to opening the new transport hub to the public, describing it as a “complex feat of Australian engineering”.
Motorists have been urged to prepare for congestion at the new Rozelle Interchange (pictured) in inner-western Sydney when it opens to the public later this year
Transport for NSW has produced 13 computer-generated videos (pictured) showing drivers navigating the 16.6km of new roads to avoid confusion and congestion
Commuters driving through construction work that began in 2020 are eager to have a consistent route after being frustrated by frequent changes in traffic conditions.
A Leichhardt resident driving past the interchange construction site told Daily Mail Australia his commute was already being hampered by bottlenecks, traffic and confused drivers.
“I get cut off by drivers almost every trip to work because they just don’t know where they’re going and intervene at the last moment,” she said.
“It’s confusing, one day I took the same route to work and ended up in a suburb in the wrong direction because the lane changed overnight.”
She noted that the videos wouldn’t be of much help as she and her friends would end up just relying on her phone’s instructions instead.
“I just don’t think it’s realistic to remember a video I’ve watched before while focusing on other drivers who probably haven’t seen it,” she said.