M5 East Motorway

Maintenance Update – AUGUST 2016

The M5 East Motorway was closed for scheduled, essential night time maintenance work from the 14th – 17th August. During this closure period, Ventia, on behalf NSW Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) completed all planned, preventative and corrective works as part of the extensive Motorway maintenance program. The activities carried out during the August closure period included:

  • Inspection and maintenance of Pump Pit 2
  • Inspection and maintenance of overheight barriers
  • Inspection and maintenance of vehicle crossover bollards
  • Inspection and maintenance of energy absorbing barriers
  • Inspection and maintenance of emergency walkways
  • Inspection and maintenance of tunnel pit covers
  • Rigid pavement sweeping
  • Bridge assessment
  • Pump Pit 1 inspection
  • Assessment of damage from third party vehicle diesel spill
  • Assessment of damage from third party vehicle fire
  • Deluge wet tests
  • Inspection and cleaning of tunnel drainage pit grates, pit covers and spoon drains
  • Landscaping, including tree trimming and litter collection
  • Tunnel lighting inspection/repairs/maintenance
  • Inspection and maintenance of air conditioning units (Control Centre and Main Tunnel)
  • Tunnel wall panel and trash rack cleaning
  • Met-phone repairs and cleaning

Project work conducted during the period included:

  • Air intake fan SFN064 dismount and extraction

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M5 East Motorway, New South Wales, Australia

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