Update - April 2017

The M5 East Motorway was closed for scheduled, essential night time maintenance work from Sunday9 to Wednesday 12 April. 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 April closure period included:

  • sump pump repairs in Pump Pit 2
  • repairs to the hydrocarbon sensor in Pump Pit 2
  • inspection of diversion valve in Pump Pit 2
  • inspection of Pump Pit 1 and Pump Pit 5
  • inspection and maintenance of energy absorbing barriers
  • inspection and maintenance of boom gates
  • inspection and maintenance of bridge scuppers
  • substation cleaning
  • landscaping, including batter grass cutting, tree trimming and litter collection
  • tunnel lighting inspection/repairs/maintenance
  • CCTV repairs and cleaning
  • communication system fault repairs
  • fire systems - wet deluge test

Project work conducted during the period included:

  • tunnel jet fan refurbishment works
  • Marsh St traffic island realignment works
  • VSD (Variable Speed Drive) commissioning
  • Water treatment plant pH probe and comms upgrade