Features of the M5 Motorway
The M5 East Motorway 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 motorway 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 motorway 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 motorway 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.
Please note: the eastbound on-motorway bicycle lane, and access to the shared pathway via the gate located 100 metres before the Bexley Road tunnel portal, is now permanently closed due to the King Georges Road Interchange Upgrade.
The speed limit on the motorway eastbound is 80 kilometres per hour between King Georges Road and the Cooks River Tunnel. Westbound travel on the motorway from General Holmes Drive to King Georges Road is 80 kilometres per hour.