Night maintenance work on Olympic Drive at Lidcombe

16 February 2012

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is carrying out a $1.2 million road maintenance project on Olympic Drive between Church Street and Boorea Street/St Hilliers Road, Lidcombe.

“The essential work involves diamond grinding the existing concrete slabs,” an RMS spokesperson said.

“Diamond grinding is a process which sees the concrete road layer ground down to produce a finely textured, grooved finish, which is much smoother and reduces ongoing maintenance costs and increases friction between vehicles and the road, improving road safety.

“Diamond grinding has been used successfully overseas for many years and was recently introduced to Australia for work on the F3 Freeway. Since then it has been trialled on the Pacific and Hume highways with good results.”

The work will generate some noise, but no single residence will be affected for more than two consecutive nights and not for more than six nights in total.

“Work will be completed as quickly as possible to minimise disruption to residents,” the spokesperson said.

“The project also involves installing bicycle safe grates and line marking.”

Work is scheduled to start today and will take around three weeks to complete, weather permitting.

To minimise traffic disruption work will be carried out at night. There will be lane closures along the section of road undergoing maintenance from Sunday to Friday from 8pm to 5am.

Motorists are reminded to follow all roadwork signs and directions from traffic controllers. Roadwork speed limits are enforceable.

For information about traffic conditions contact the Transport Management Centre on 132 700, visit or download the Live Traffic iPhone app.

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