M5 East resurfacing on hold during cooler weather

19 April 2012

Work on the $10 million resurfacing of the M5 East Freeway has been put on hold until later in the year due to the cooler weather.

“Since the project started in December last year 83 per cent of the freeway has been resurfaced, despite significant disruption from wet weather during the past four months,” a Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said.

“The asphalt mix being used to resurface the M5 East cannot be laid in cooler weather, so the project will start again after winter.”

Temporary line marking is in place on all sections of the freeway which have been resurfaced. Final line marking work will now be carried out as part of regular maintenance program and is expected to be completed around June.

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