$6 million upgrade for General Holmes Drive

31 March 2014

$6 million upgrade for General Holmes Drive retaining walls

A major project to strengthen the retaining walls next to General Holmes Drive at Mascot will be carried out from mid April to October to improve safety and reduce future maintenance costs.

“The NSW Government provided $6 million to upgrade the walls bordering General Holmes Drive and improve their surface to deter vandalism,” Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads Ray Williams MP said.

“Work to spray concrete onto the retaining walls aims to prevent deterioration with new large soil nails to be drilled into the walls and help stabilise them.

“Replacement trees will be replanted after the work is finished. Roads and Maritime Services will consult with the community about the 40 trees which need to be removed.

“Changed traffic conditions including detours will be in place during some night shifts to divert traffic onto Mill Pond Road, Botany Road, Wentworth Avenue and Beauchamp Road for motorists travelling south to access Foreshore Road.

“Partial lane closures will also be in place while work is carried out to ensure safety of road users and workers.

“Up to date information, including any date changes and detours, will be displayed on electronic message signs along the road.

“Motorists are asked to follow the direction of traffic controllers, reduce speed through the work site and obey all signs.

“Roads and Maritime thanks residents for their patience while work is under way for this important safety project.”

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download the LiveTraffic app or call 132 701.

Media: Ray Williams 8882 9555

View the original media release (PDF).

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