M5 East Motorway

Maintenance Update – AUGUST 2015

The M5 East Motorway was closed for scheduled, essential night time maintenance work from the 9th – 13th August. During this closure period, LS NewCo, on behalf NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) completed all planned, preventative and corrective works. Various maintenance activities were conducted as part of the extensive Motorway maintenance program. The main activities carried out during the August closure period included:

  • Inspections of energy absorbing barriers
  • Pavement sweeping and cleaning
  • Cleaning out of spoon drains and trash racks
  • Landscaping, including mowing, tree trimming and weed spraying
  • Emergency walkway inspections
  • Tunnel lighting inspection/repairs/maintenance
  • Tunnel wall panel cleaning
  • Communications failure repairs
  • Deluge system checks and general fire protection system tests

Project work conducted during the period included:

  • Installation of new air quality monitoring equipment, and upgrade of existing monitoring equipment
  • Re-sheeting of the Cooks River Tunnel, including asphalting and line-marking


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