M5 East closures for resurfacing work

3 January 2012

The resurfacing of the M5 East continues from next week, with overnight closures scheduled to allow the work to be carried out.

“The M5 East is getting a complete facelift this summer with the entire freeway and all ramps being resurfaced,” a Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) spokesperson said.

“Resurfacing of the entire freeway has not been carried out since its opening in 2001 so this is major work.

“The $10 million project involves resurfacing the entire freeway and all on and off ramps with open-grade asphalt which will provide a smoother, quieter ride for motorists.

“This is just one of a number of major road projects taking place across Sydney.

“The Sydney Harbour Bridge will be closed to general traffic for up to three weekends this month and the upgrade of the Hills M2 is also continuing.

“There will be disruptions and delays during these important projects across the network and motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and be patient during this time,” the spokesperson said.

The M5 East resurfacing started in December and resumes on Sunday with work being carried out at night to reduce the impact on motorists. The M5 East freeway will be closed overnight on the following dates:

  • Sunday 8 January to Thursday 12 January 2012
  • Monday 16 January to Thursday 19 January 2012
  • Monday 30 January to Thursday 2 February 2012
  • Sunday 12 February to Thursday 16 February 2012
  • Sunday 26 February to Wednesday 29 February 2012

Work will start at 8.30pm in January and 9.30pm in February with the freeway reopening at 5am each morning. Routine maintenance will also be scheduled during these times to reduce the impact on motorists.

During the closures motorists can use the signposted D5 route which operates between King Georges Road, Beverly Hills and General Holmes Drive, Mascot.

The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of March 2012, weather permitting. For more information about the project contact the community information line on 1800 653 278 (1800 M5 EAST) or visit the project webpage. For the latest traffic conditions contact the Transport Management Centre on 132 701 or visit www.livetraffic.com.

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