Road Photos & Information: New South Wales
M5   South Western Motorway (M5)

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M5 is a major arterial route from the Airport and CBD to the south-western suburbs of Sydney.

The Casula bypass and Moorebank Avenue to King Georges Road sections are owned by Interlink Roads Pty Limited. The M5 East, the Liverpool Bridge and the Hume Highway are RMS owned. The tolling arrangements on the tolled section started as a 30 year operating contract, with the original date of reverting to the public being August 2022. However the Moorebank Avenue overpass works have extended the contract by 1.1 years, putting the revised reversion date at September 2023.

The South Western Motorway features 2 tunnels, a 4 kilometre one under Bardwell Park and Arncliffe and another short one near Kingsford Smith Airport at Kyeemagh.

Click here for the official website for the M5 east section from King Georges Road at Beverly Hills to General Holmes Drive at Kyeemagh.
Click here for the official website for the M5 South West Motorway, which is operated by Interlink Roads. They operate the Casula Bypass and the motorway from Moorebank Avenue interchange at Moorebank through to King Georges Road at Beverly Hills.

History:

Casula to Kyeemagh   Kyeemagh to Casula
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Sir Roden Cutler Memorial VC Interchange:
Hume Mwy (M31) at the interchnge with Westlink (M7) and South Western Mwy (M5) at Prestons, August 2013.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
Advance directional sign approaching the interchange with Westlink (M7) and Beech Rd at Prestons, August 2016.

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Sir Roden Cutler Memorial VC Interchange:
Hume Mwy (M31) at the interchnge with Westlink (M7) and South Western Mwy (M5) at Prestons, August 2013.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
Advance directional sign approaching the interchange with Westlink (M7) and Beech Rd at Prestons, August 2016.

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Welcome Sign:
Interlink Roads signage welcoming road users to the M5 at Prestons, August 2013.

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  Westlink & Beech Road interchange:
South Western Mwy (M5) at the interchange with Westlink (M7) and Beech Rd at Prestons, August 2016.

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Reassiurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Prestons, August 2013.

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Kurrajong Avenue:
South Western Mwy (M5) as it passes under Kurrajong Rd at Prestons, August 2013.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Kingsgrove Rd at Kingsgrove approaching the interchange with South Western Mwy (M5), January 2017.

Image © Spenser Tan

     

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Last updated: 05-Jan-2019 13:07

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