Resurfacing work starts on the Westlink M7 Motorway
12 January 2017
Stage one of road resurfacing work on the Westlink M7 Motorway will begin next week as part of major scheduled maintenance.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the resurfacing work is being done as part of a three year, multi-stage maintenance program to replace the top layer of asphalt which is reaching the end of its lifespan.
“This is the first time the entire M7 Motorway will be resurfaced since it opened in 2005,” the spokesperson said.
“After 11 years as the gateway to greater western Sydney, the road surface has reached its use-by date and needs to be replaced.
“The major three year program involves resurfacing the entire 40 kilometre motorway with stage one starting on Sunday 15 January.
“There will be disruptions and delays associated with motorists asked to plan ahead as delays of up to ten minutes are expected during work.
“Stage one work is expected to be finished by mid-April next year, weather permitting, and will take place one kilometre south of the M5/M7 Cutler VC Interchange at Prestons to two kilometres north of Elizabeth Drive at Cecil Park.”
For the benefit of motorists, resurfacing will be carried out from Sunday to Thursday, between 8pm and 5am, with the exception of some Saturday nights where work hours will be between 8pm and 7am.
To ensure the safety of workers, there will be changes to traffic conditions including speed reductions, detours and contra-flow arrangements.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said stage two from Cecil Park to Glendenning is scheduled to start in 2018, with stage three from Glendenning to Baulkham Hills scheduled to start in 2019.
For more information about the resurfacing road users can contact Westlink M7 by calling 02 9834 9200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its patience as this important work is carried out.
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