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|Length:||34 km (21 mi)|
|Existed:||February 1999 – present|
Metroad 6 replaced State Route 45 in February 1999. The Pennant Hills Road section of Metroad 6 overlapped part of Metroad 7 until Metroad 7 was reassigned from Cumberland Highway to the Westlink M7 motorway when it was opened in December 2005. Prior to then, Metroad 6 terminated at the Marsden Rd/Pennant Hills Road intersection in Carlingford.
Metroad 6 changes names several times as it passes through the city. The names from Heathcote to Beecroft are: Heathcote Road, New Illawarra Road, Alfords Point Road, Davies Road, Fairford Road (junction with the M5 South Western Motorway, Stacey Street, Rookwood Road, Joseph Street, Olympic Drive(Lidcombe Bypass), St. Hilliers Road, Silverwater Road(junction with M4 Western Motorway), Stewart Street, Marsden Road, Pennant Hills Rd (Cumberland Highway).
It provides a link from Hills Motorway, the northern and western suburbs to the inner western suburbs, Bankstown and the Princes Highway southbound along the eastern coast of NSW, and several industrial areas, even although it is not necessarily the optimal route to take. Some stretches such as Silverwater Road, Alfords Point Road, New Illawarra Road and Heathcote Road have very few junctions or are in (currently) rural areas, and the speed limit is therefore relaxed slightly.
Metroad 6 will be decommissioned in 2013 as part of the alphanumeric route scheme. The Pennant Hills Road Section of Metroad 6 will be commissioned A28 while the rest will be replaced by A6.
The major intersections along the route from north to south are:
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