Smart works to stunt M7 riders

Works on the M4 Smart Motorway where it intersects with the M7 at Eastern Creek will cause changes to the M7 riding and walking trail from this weekend.

Hardware for the M4's Intelligent Transport System, the technology that will make the motorway smart, is being installed from Sunday 10 May at the intersection of the two freeways.

There will be three night shifts of work between 9:00pm and 5:00am on Sunday 10 May, Tuesday 12 May and Wednesday 13 May that may affect the shared trail between Wonderland Drive and the M7/M4 interchange.

The path will remain open, but traffic control will be in place which might slow down anyone on a bike. 

Information from the project team says shared path users are should plan ahead and take care when travelling in the area.

Once installed, the Intelligent Transport System on the M4 will be able to measure the volume and flow of traffic and make adjustments to speed, signals and message boards to help people's journeys. It is hoped that the software will reduce overall trip times and the number of crashes.

You can read more information about the M4 smart freeway project here.

Click here to download a letter with further details about the work in May that will affect the shared trail.

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