Update - March 2017

The M5 East Motorway was closed for scheduled, essential night time maintenance work from Sunday19 to Wednesday 22 March. During this closure period, Ventia, on behalf Roads and Maritime Services completed all planned, preventative and corrective works as part of the extensive Motorway maintenance program. The activities carried out during the March closure period included:

  • inspection and maintenance of tunnel wall panels
  • inspection and maintenance of line-marking and pavement symbols
  • inspection and maintenance of cross-passages
  • inspection and maintenance of retaining walls
  • inspection and maintenance of overheight barriers
  • inspection and maintenance of boom gates
  • inspection and maintenance of vehicle crossover bollards
  • inspection and maintenance of sump pumps (Pump Pit 2)
  • inspection and cleaning of tunnel pit covers and spoon drains
  • landscaping, including batter grass cutting, tree trimming and litter collection
  • air-conditioning inspections and maintenance (cross-passages and tunnel)
  • tunnel lighting inspection/repairs/maintenance
  • tunnel wall panel and trash rack cleaning
  • heavy Vehicle Inspection Bay cleaning
  • CCTV repairs and cleaning
  • communication system fault repairs

Project work conducted during the period included:

  • tunnel jet fan refurbishment works
  • works for Supply Fan Refurbishment Program at Duff St
  • HVAC maintenance