- Metroad 2
Route information Length: 53 km (33 mi) Existed: November 1993 – present Highway system
- Extremities: Lane Cove Tunnel (south end) at Artarmon to Windsor
- Approximate length: 53 km
- Freeway-grade length: 31 km (Lane Cove Tunnel to Old Windsor Road)
- Formed: November 1993; realigned 1997, 2005 & 2007
- Replaced: State Route 28 (most - Carlingford to Artarmon via North Ryde), State Route 30 (most - Ryde to Castle Hill via Beecroft), and multiplexed with part of State Route 40 on Windsor Road.
- Names: Lane Cove Tunnel, M2 Hills Motorway, Old Windsor Road, Windsor Road.
- Cost to travel: Lane Cove Tunnel $2.49, M2 Hills Motorway $6.00 each way
From Windsor to Artarmon, the major intersections along the route are:
- Wilberforce Road (State Route 69) / Macquarie Street (Metroad 9)
- Pitt Town Road
- Windsor Road (State Route 40)
Old Windsor Road
- Sunnyholt Road
- Norwest Boulevard (to Westlink M7 - westbound)
- Westlink Motorway - eastbound
- Abbott Road / Old Windsor Road
- Windsor Road (State Route 40)
- Pennant Hills Road (Metroad 6 / Metroad 7)
- Beecroft Road
- Lane Cove Road (Metroad 3)
- Delhi Road
Lane Cove Tunnel
Lane Cove Tunnel and M2 Hills Motorway
The Lane Cove Tunnel was open to traffic in March 2007. Prior to the opening of the Lane Cove Tunnel, the Metroad 2 followed Epping Road, between the Pacific Highway and Mowbray Road west. The M2 Hills Motorway was opened nearly 10 years prior to the Lane Cove Tunnel in May 1997, replacing sections of Metroad 2 between North Ryde and Baulkham Hills, between Old Windsor road and Carlingford Road, along Epping Road to Delhi Road, Beecroft Road, Pennant Hills Road (Part of the Cumberland Highway), Castle Hill Road and Showground Road, Old Windsor Road and Windsor Road.
History of the Metroad 2 route
Prior to the opening of the M2 Hills Motorway in 1997, the Metroad 2 route ran along Epping Road, Beecroft Road, Pennant Hills Road (Part of the Cumberland Highway), Castle Hill Road and Showground Road, Old Windsor Road and Windsor Road. These former stretches were once parts of State Routes 28, 30 until Metroad 2 replaced them in November 1993.
The southern/eastern extremity of Metroad 2 was originally at the city end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, with the Warringah Freeway and Gore Hill Freeway labelled both Metroad 1 and Metroad 2. However the majority of signs along this section have been changed to show Metroad 2 ending at the east end of the Lane Cove Tunnel.
Windsor Road became a 4-lane arterial dual carriageway road with traffic signals and excellent intersections and was fully completed in November 2007 . According to newly installed signage, State Route 40 was decommissioned along the entire length of Windsor Road and will be identified as just Metroad 2. Metroad 2 will be replaced by the alphanumeric A2 & M2 shields once the RTA announces funding for the new route system.
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