M2 Western Zone Upgrade Work Hits The Home Straight

Asphalting work returns to the motorway between Pennant Hills Road and Windsor Road next week as part of the final stage of upgrade work west of Pennant Hills Road.

“Laying of the new ‘low noise’ surface and line marking on the eastbound and westbound carriageways will continue for a number of nights throughout February and early March,” said project spokesman, Peter Colacino.

“Up to 400 metres of asphalt can be laid during a night shift, weather permitting. The asphalting work requires lane closures for the work to be carried out. 

“During this work, traffic will be diverted to the opposite carriageway under a contra flow arrangement and the speed limit will be reduced to 40 km/h.

“Motorists are also alerted to the closure of the westbound Pennant Hills Road on ramp tomorrow night, Saturday, 2 February, between 8pm and 8am. 

Motorists will need to use alternative routes during this work, such as Pennant Hills Road and James Ruse Drive. Up to date traffic conditions can be access at www.livetraffic.com or by calling 13 27 01.

The Hills M2 Upgrade will allow the speed limit between Windsor Road and Pennant Hills Road to be restored to 100kmh. Once the asphalting work has been completed, final work including line marking will be carried out. This work is weather dependent.

Other upgrade work under way on the motorway this week includes tunnel excavation, widening in the median, asphalt milling, trenching and signage installation, and the painting of noise walls.

The table below shows lane closures between Saturday, 2 February and Sunday, 10 February, weather permitting, as part of the $550 million Hills M2 Upgrade.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

For more information on the Hills M2 Upgrade, visit www.hillsm2upgrade.com.au or contact 1800 196 266 or via enquiries@hillsm2upgrade.com.au.

For up to date traffic information contact the Transport Management Centre at livetraffic.com or 132 701.

For up to date information on bus services contact 131 500, Hillsbus (02) 9890 0000 or Busways – (02) 9625 8900.

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