The Government of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia has announced that toll booths on the Sydney Harbour Bridge will soon be removed.

Work will begin for the removal of toll booths from the northern end of the bridge.

NSW Minister for Roads Andrew Constance said: “Removing the northern toll booths will improve traffic flow and safety for the more than 160,000 motorists who use the Sydney Harbour Bridge every day.

“The work will complement other projects improving the use of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, including installing pedestrian lifts on the eastern walkway and the future upgrades to the cycleway.”

Constance added that earlier the toll booths were engaged in collecting cash from the motorists crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, but with the implementation of new technology, the need for these toll booths is no longer required.

Beginning this month, toll booth removal works will be carried out on the Cahill Expressway between the High Street overpass and Fitzroy Street at Kirribilli.

The work is expected to be completed by the end of next year.

Access to the Cahill Expressway will continue to remain normal during the day time, but there will be a change in traffic conditions such as lane closures and reduced speed limits during the night and on the weekends.

Officials have advised motorists to follow the directions of signs and traffic control.

Last month, the NSW Government announced a A$100m ($66.55m) stimulus to facilitate road and maintenance works.

The stimulus package is funded by the state government’s A$2.3bn ($1.53bn) Covid-19 package that will enable Transport for NSW to deliver additional projects apart from its planned work programme.