M5 East Motorway

Maintenance Update – OCTOBER 2016

The M5 East Motorway was closed for scheduled, essential night-time maintenance work from the 16th – 19th October. 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 October closure period included:

  • Inspection and maintenance of overheight barriers
  • Inspection and maintenance of vehicle crossover bollards
  • Inspection and maintenance of energy absorbing barriers
  • Inspection and maintenance of boom gates
  • Inspection and maintenance of emergency walkways
  • Inspection and maintenance of bridge scuppers
  • Inspection and maintenance of tunnel driven structure
  • Inspection and cleaning of tunnel drainage pit grates, pit covers and spoon drains
  • Landscaping, including tree trimming and litter collection
  • Cleaning of tunnel signage
  • Cleaning of tunnel cross passages
  • Cleaning of tunnel wall panels
  • Bexley on-ramp pit cover works
  • Pot-hole repairs
  • Deluge system wet test and dry test
  • Tunnel lighting inspection/repairs/maintenance
  • Inspection and maintenance of fire pumps
  • Inspection and maintenance of tunnel air quality monitoring units
  • Resetting of NO2 scaling on in-tunnel air quality monitoring units
  • Inspection and maintenance of hydrocarbon sensors
  • Inspection and maintenance of dampers
  • Inspection and maintenance of fire doors
  • Inspection and maintenance of main axial fan motor
  • Inspection and maintenance of jet fans (westbound, main tunnel fast lane)
  • Comms failure repairs
  • Fire hose reel replacements
  • Tunnel wall panel and trash rack cleaning

Project work conducted during the period included:

  • Air supply fan SFN062 extraction and removal
  • Speed camera inspections (RMS)
  • Variable Message Sign (VMS) repair and installation works (RMS)

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M5 East Motorway, New South Wales, Australia

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