Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.

IMPROVEMENT WORK CONTINUES ON ROPER ROAD AT COLYTON

Friday July 11, 2014

Tanya Davies MP, Member for Mulgoa, today announced that work will continue to upgrade the Roper Road and the M4 Motorway interchange from Wednesday 16 July.

To minimise traffic disruptions, Roads and Maritime will carry out this extension of work at night in 40 shifts from 9pm to 5am between Wednesday 16 July and Sunday 31 August, except Saturdays and public holidays, weather permitting. Roads and Maritime has contracted DownerMouchel to do this work.

This work will reduce congestion and travel times resulting in improved safety. 

Work already completed at this site includes concrete barriers, drainage and kerb and gutters.

Minor delays are expected due to changed traffic conditions. Partial lane closures will be in place while work is carried out to ensure safety of road users and workers. Road users are asked to follow the direction of traffic controllers and to adhere to reduced speed limits and follow traffic signs.

There will be temporary changes to the Roper Road bus stop approaching the M4 Motorway but signage will be in place to redirect commuters.

Traffic controllers will also ensure vehicles are not parked on certain sections of Roper Road each day so that work can be undertaken during each shift. Permanent ‘No Stopping’ signs will also be installed southbound from Carlisle Avenue to the M4 Motorway on-ramp.

There will be noise associated with this work, but every effort will be made to minimise the impact on residents including scheduling work at different locations each night.

Roads and Maritime and DownerMouchel apologise for any inconvenience this essential night improvement work may cause and appreciate the patience of residents and road users.

Up to date information, including any date changes and detours, will be displayed on electronic message signs along the road.

"We thank motorists and residents for their patience while this important work is carried out,” Tanya Davies said.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.