Features of the M5 Freeway
The M5 East Freeway is a ‘smart’ road with a range of hi-tech features. The M5 East provides a quicker journey between the City, Sydney Airport, Port Botany and Sydney’s south-western suburbs.
The M5 East is a 10 kilometre freeway connecting the M5 South West Motorway with General Holmes Drive and the Eastern Distributor. The M5 East provides two lanes of carriageway in each direction and includes twin four kilometre tunnels and a 550 metre tunnel under the Cooks River.
Vehicles can enter and/or exit the freeway at seven locations – King Georges Road, Kingsgrove Road, Bexley Road, Princes Highway, West Botany Street, Marsh Street and General Holmes Drive.
Off-road shared path facilities extend from King Georges Road to Bexley Road. The shared path is linked to local cycle routes.
Pedestrians and cyclists can cross the freeway via underpasses at Beverly Grove Park, Karingal Street, Arinya Street, Lundy Street and at four crossing points at King Georges Road, Cooloongatta Road, Kingsgrove Road and Bexley Road.
The speed limit on the freeway is 90 kilometres per hour between King Georges Road and the start of the main tunnel at Bexley Road, and 80 kilometres per hour for the rest of the freeway.