THE M1 Princes Motorway is coming to a road near you.
Motorists travelling between Sydney and the South Coast will notice changes to signs on the Southern Freeway and Mount Ousley Road.
Commonly known as the F6, the road is the next to gain alphanumeric signage updates to reflect the route’s new number and name, the M1 Princes Motorway.
The signs will be gradually updated this month.
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) traffic and safety management general manager Craig Moran said major travel routes across NSW had adopted the alphanumeric system to simplify travel.
“From Monday, August 19, signs on the road between Waterfall and Albion Park Rail will be gradually updated to the new name the M1 Princes Motorway as part of the alphanumeric rollout,” he said.
“Alphanumeric route numbers are used widely around the world and are already in place in Victoria and Queensland.
“Electronic signs will be in place to advise motorists and help them transition to the new alphanumeric system.
“The alphanumeric system lets motorists know if they are travelling on a motorway (M), route of national (A) or state significance (B) and improves travel route consistency across state borders.”
Several routes have already been updated this year, with RMS consulting with emergency services, Destination NSW, tourist operators and mapping providers to ensure uniformity.
“We understand there may be some confusion as people get used to the new system but it will ultimately provide clearer directions for road users,” Mr Moran said.
All route updates are expected to be completed by the end of the year.
For more information and a summary of all the changes visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au /roadnumbers