Roads and Maritime Services are advising motorists that night work has been extended on the $2.5 million upgrade of the M1 Pacific Motorway at Somersby.
Work has been carried out since May to improve the drainage capacity and increase motorists’ safety during wet weather.
The work, which is being delivered in stages, involves providing a new drainage system under the M1 to reduce the potential impact of stormwater on motorists.
Night work started in June and has now been extended to minimise the impact on daytime traffic while work takes place to rebuild the central median.
Night work will be carried out Sunday to Thursday from 7pm to 4am and is expected to be finished by the end of September, weather permitting.
When the night work is complete, day work is expected to be carried out every day between 7am and 5pm and take about one month to complete.
All work is expected to be finished by November this year.
Changed traffic conditions will be in place for the night work including lane closures and a temporary 40km/h speed limit through the work area.
Media release, 4 Aug 2014