Gore Hill Freeway

Gore Hill Freeway
New South Wales
Gore Hill Freeway in Lane Cove
Coordinates 33°48′49″S 151°11′16″E / 33.81361°S 151.18778°E / -33.81361; 151.18778Coordinates: 33°48′49″S 151°11′16″E / 33.81361°S 151.18778°E / -33.81361; 151.18778
General information
Type Freeway
Length 4 km (2.5 mi)[1]
Opened 26 August 1992
Route number(s)
  • M1 (2013–present)
  • Entire Route
route number
  • National Route 1 (1992–1993)
  • Metroad 2 (1993–2007)
  • Metroad 1 (1993–2013)
  • Entire Route
Major junctions
North-west end

Lane Cove Tunnel

for full list see Exits and Interchanges
South-east end
Highway system
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Highways in New South Wales

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The Gore Hill Freeway is a 4-kilometre (2.5 mi) divided freeway located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The freeway forms part of the M1, the Sydney Orbital Network, and the Highway 1 network. Construction of the freeway commenced in August 1988 as part of the Bicentennial Roads Program and opened to traffic on 26 August 1992.[2] The primary function of the freeway is to provide an alternative high-grade route from Artarmon to Lane Cove and to reduce traffic demands on the Pacific Highway throughout Sydney's lower north shore, bypassing St Leonards and Gore Hill.[1]


In the north-west, the freeway terminus is at the interchange with the Pacific Highway, the Lane Cove Tunnel and Longueville Road at Lane Cove. The south-eastern terminus is at the Warringah Freeway and Willoughby Road at Naremburn. On signs the Gore Hill Freeway is signed only as Freeway.

Forming part of the Sydney Orbital Network, the freeway provides access to most of the suburbs in Sydney; it is also a major route to the north, south, east and west of the metropolis.

Sound walls were pioneered as both art and architecture incorporating abstract road motifs in bas relief concrete and historical designs by Walter Burley Griffin. The language reinterprets local aboriginal rock engravings chipped into the ribbed retaining walls.[3]

Exits and interchanges

The entire road is in the City of Willoughby local government area.

Artarmon0.00.0 Pacific Highway (A1 north)  Chatswood, Newcastle, Crows Nest, Lane CoveNorth-western terminus
0.20.12Longueville Road  Lane CoveWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
0.50.31Reserve Road  ArtarmonNo eastbound exit except from Longueville Road
0.70.43 Lane Cove Tunnel (M2)  Epping, WindsorWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
Naremburn31.9 Warringah Freeway (M1) Sydney CBD, Sydney AirportSouth-eastern terminus: continues as Warringah Freeway
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. 1 2 "Gore Hill Freeway". Key build program. Roads & Maritime Services, Government of New South Wales. 2016. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  2. "Gore Hill Freeway: Construction information". Oz Roads. 2016. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  3. Goodwin, Richard (1992). "Gore Hill Freeway". Urban design. Richard Goodwin Pty Ltd. Retrieved 20 October 2016.

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