Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge precinct

Transport for NSW has a coordinated approach to the continuous improvement and maintenance of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.


Transport for NSW is intermittently closing lanes 6, 7 and 8 over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We are continuing to carry out essential work to install new medians between lanes 6 and 7, improve drainage, and resurface lanes 7 and 8. Activities include replacing the existing asphalt surface, cleaning the exposed concrete, sealing any cracks and priming the concrete deck.

We had initially planned to work from Friday 4 November to Monday 7 November. This work has been rescheduled and is now planned to take place over the weekend from 9pm Friday 11 November to 4.30am Monday 14 November, when traffic volumes are lower.

If there are rain delays or the work is not complete, we may also need to work from 9pm Friday 25 November to 4.30am Monday 28 November. We’ll let you know if this work is progressing by providing information on our website.

Lanes 7 and 8 of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the southbound lanes of the Cahill Expressway at Circular Quay, will be closed continuously over the weekend, including during the day. During this time the on ramp from High Street Kirribilli will be closed, with a detour via Mount Street to access the bridge.
Lane 6 over the Sydney Harbour Bridge will be closed overnight.

For more information view the closure and detour map (PDF, 463Kb), check, or contact our team on 1800 581 595. View our November 2022 Community Update (PDF, 138Kb).

In all the work required to look after, improve and adapt the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the needs of a modern city, Roads and Maritime is committed to preserving the beauty and character of the structure and its setting.

Urban design, traffic, pedestrian, public transport, safety and maintenance projects all work together to support an average of 204 trains, 160,435 vehicles and 1,900 bikes per day (based on September 2010 traffic count figures).

Roads and Maritime continues to update customers on work being carried out on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Conservation Management Plan

A Conservation Management Plan for the Sydney Harbour Bridge has been prepared to provide a framework for its ongoing care and management. This includes decisions about conservation, use and development.

Precinct map

View or download the Sydney Harbour Bridge precinct map.

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