By Alana Mazzoni For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 01:51 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 02:51 BST, 3 May 2021
The NSW Government is set to build Australia's longest road tunnel under the Blue Mountains.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The 11km stretch of tunnel between Blackheath and Mount Victoria could end up ballooning costing $8billion.
Regional Roads Minister Paul Toole said the tunnel, which forms part of the Great Western Highway upgrade, would be 'Northconnex but better' for motorists bound for the state's central-west.
The 11km stretch of road between Blackheath and Mount Victoria could end up ballooning out to $8billion
The announcement comes on the back of heavy delays on Blue Mountains roads over the Easter Long Weekend
The Berejiklian Government has given the project $2.5b for upgrades on the Great Western Highway between Katoomba and Lithgow, but Mr Toole said it isn't enough
'We're very committed to actually seeing these two tunnels being connected,' Mr Toole.