M5 East Motorway

Maintenance Update – DECEMBER 2014

The M5 East Motorway was closed for scheduled, essential night time maintenance work from the 14/12/2014 – 17/12/2014.During this closure period, Leighton Contractors Pty Limited, 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 December closure period included:

  • Inspections of energy absorbing barriers
  • Inspections of emergency walkways
  • Inspections, calibration and maintenance of In-Tunnel Air Quality Sensors
  • Inspections of the drip trays which have been installed within the M5 East Main Tunnel
  • Repairs and removal of graffiti from variable message boards
  • Monthly inspections of substation ventilation fans
  • Installation of new fire doors at the Marsh St substation (westbound)
  • Jet fan mechanical inspections and maintenance works including greasing and cable installation
  • Inspection of in-tunnel equipment room air conditioning units
  • Crash barrier clean-out
  • Drip tray maintenance
  • Cleaning out of stormwater pits at the Bexley Portal

Other planned maintenance activities also conducted during this closure included:

  • Emptying of drainage trash racks along the M5 East
  • Landscaping works including grass cutting, slope mowing, tree trimming and weed management
  • Road sweeping
  • Cleaning of in tunnel wall panels and cross-passages
  • Heavy vehicle inspection bay cleaning

Jet fan repairs

 Tunnel wall repairs

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