Structures and Features

Motorway and Tunnels

The M5 East Motorway 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 two four kilometre tunnels and a 550 metre tunnels under the Cooks River.

Vehicles can enter and/or exit the motorway at eight locations. They are:

  • M5 South West
  • King Georges Road
  • Kingsgrove Road
  • Bexley Road
  • Princes Highway
  • West Botany Street
  • Marsh Street
  • General Holmes Drive.

The speed limit on the motorway is 80 kilometres per hour between King Georges Road and General Holmes Drive.

Shared Path

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 and overpasses at:

  • Beverly Grove Park
  • Karingal Street
  • Arinya Street
  • Lundy Avenue
  • King Georges Road
  • Coolangatta Road
  • Kingsgrove Road
  • Bexley Road.

Detour routes for cyclists and pedestrians are currently in place for construction of WestConnex New M5. Alternative routes are sign-posted along the path.

For more information regarding the M5 East shared path facilities, please refer to the web application Cycleway Finder or download the app to your Smartphone.

Update: The motorway bicycle lanes between King Georges Road and Bexley Road were removed. The bicycle access to the shared path via the gate located 100 metres before the Bexley Road tunnel portal is now permanently closed.

For further details regarding the shared pathway status during the construction of the New M5 and King Georges Road Interchange Upgrade, please refer to the WestConnex New M5 website.