Northern toll plaza precinct upgrade - Sydney Harbour Bridge precinct


Project overview

Transport for NSW is improving the northern toll plaza precinct. The improvement work includes removing the unused toll booths and toll office from the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Latest news

Nov 2020 - November 2020 community update

Our latest community update is available with information on the progress of the northern toll plaza precinct upgrade, new extended working hours and addendum to the Review of Environmental Factors.

Project information

Key features

The key features and benefits of the project include:

  • removing the northern toll booths, toll office and related infrastructure
  • simplifying traffic movements to remove road safety hazards and improve flow
  • resurfacing a section of the Cahill Expressway between the High Street overpass and Fitzroy Street in Kirribilli to provide an improved road surface
  • applying a consistent70km/hr speed zone between Warringah Freeway and the Sydney Harbour Bridge with the ability to introduce changeable speed limits when needed

Temporary traffic changes

To create a safe day time work zone on the northern approach to the Cahill Expressway, we will install temporary safety barriers and hoardings on the road. We will keep two lanes of traffic moving around the work zone for the majority of the work. Access onto and off the Cahill Expressway will largely remain the same during the day.

Some changes to traffic will occur at night or during weekend closures of the Cahill Expressway. At these times there will be changes to access from Kirribilli and travel times may be affected. Motorists should plan their trip and check Live Traffic for detailed detour information.

Please drive to the conditions and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.

Further closures may be required at times and we will notify the affected community. 

For the latest traffic updates, you can call 132 701, visit or download the Live Traffic NSW app. 

How will the work affect you?

Our daytime work hours are 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. Night work will also be required to reduce impact to motorists. We will work up to five nights a week from 8pm to 5am,Sunday to Thursday.

This work will be noisy at times, but we will do everything we can to lessen its impact, including scheduling noisier work during the day and completing noisier activities, such as concrete cutting and jack hammering, by midnight.

We will also lessen impacts by using equipment fitted with noise controlling tools where possible and carry out noise monitoring at night.

A site compound will be used under the Sydney Harbour Bridge near the northern pylon of the bridge to support this work. This will reduce the need to take up space on the bridge deck itself.

Project documents

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Project notifications

Community updates


Media releases

  • 15 June 2020
    Sydney Harbour Bridge toll booths to be removed.

Contact us

For further information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 1800 581 595