Sydney’s traffic returning to pre-COVID levels as driving skills deteriorate

Sydney’s traffic returning to pre-COVID levels as driving skills deteriorate

Sydney’s motorists are lacking confidence and patience following the lengthy lockdown,as roads become busier.

  • byAndrew Taylor

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Millions in toll deposits to be paid back to Sydney motorists

Millions in toll deposits to be paid back to Sydney motorists

More than $60 million will be refunded to motorists as the NSW government moves to phase out its $40 E-Toll deposit system.

  • byTom Rabe
COVID recovery package extended to toll rebates for small business

COVID recovery package extended to toll rebates for small business

Premier Dominic Perrottet announced small businesses could claim $2000 under an expansion of a support package launched in March.

  • byTom Rabe andLucy Cormack
‘Innovative’ cycleway down middle of Sydney’s Oxford Street scrapped

‘Innovative’ cycleway down middle of Sydney’s Oxford Street scrapped

The City of Sydney is instead proposing a permanent cycleway along one side of the well-known strip,which will increase the cost and delay its completion.

  • byMatt O'Sullivan
‘Cost outweighs benefit’:Trucking giant’s toll message to drivers

‘Cost outweighs benefit’:Trucking giant’s toll message to drivers

Trucking giant Toll has warned Sydney drivers against using toll roads because in most cases the costs outweigh any benefit,according to a briefing note presented to a state government inquiry.

  • byTom Rabe
Sydney’s Western Harbour Tunnel opening delayed at least a year

Sydney’s Western Harbour Tunnel opening delayed at least a year

The multibillion-dollar road tunnel under Sydney Harbour is not expected to open to motorists until 2027,at least a year later than planned.

  • byTom Rabe andMatt O'Sullivan
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‘Cocktail of chemicals’:Harbour Tunnel project presents ‘severe risk’ to sea life

‘Cocktail of chemicals’:Harbour Tunnel project presents ‘severe risk’ to sea life

Marine biologists warn that dredging to build a motorway tunnel will disturb toxic chemicals contained in sediment on the floor of Sydney Harbour.

  • byMatt O'Sullivan
‘Inadequate’:Experts take aim at gaps in Beaches Link documents

‘Inadequate’:Experts take aim at gaps in Beaches Link documents

Independent experts warn the state’s transport agency failed to adequately assess the risks posed to groundwater,creeks and seawater.

  • byMatt O'Sullivan
Sydney’s new harbour road tunnel at risk of delay after contract U-turn

Sydney’s new harbour road tunnel at risk of delay after contract U-turn

The decision to quietly ditch a search for a private sector partner will cost the NSW government millions of dollars in compensation.

  • byMatt O'Sullivan
Speed camera bungle:Motorists in NSW’s south escape fines but not in north

Speed camera bungle:Motorists in NSW’s south escape fines but not in north

The Opposition has described the rollout of new contracts for mobile speed cameras in NSW as a “massive administrative failure”.

  • byMatt O'Sullivan
Trucks avoiding Sydney toll amid concerns of delayed solution
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Trucks avoiding Sydney toll amid concerns of delayed solution

Truck movements through Sydney’s M5 East motorway and new M8 have hardly increased since the opening of a new tollway last year,even though car traffic has surged by more than 15 per cent.

  • byTom Rabe andNigel Gladstone