Asbestos Found at Centennial Av and Epping Rd Roadworks

    RMS roadworks to add a left-hand turn lane from Centennial Avenue onto Epping Road has started and the works are planned to be completed by November 2019.

    Roadwork Details

    The RMS will:

    • widen Centennial Avenue to provide a left turn lane for motorists travelling north on Centennial Avenue onto Epping Road;
    • amend the bus lane merge line markings to move the westbound bus lane merge on Epping Road further away from the Centennial Avenue intersection;
    • expand the traffic island on the Centennial Avenue northbound approach to Epping Road adjusting the footpath on the western side of Centennial Avenue and around Turrumburra Park; and
    • relocate a swing set to another position in Turrumburra Park.

    Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading the intersection of Centennial Avenue and Epping Road, Lane Cove as part of the Pinch Point Program which aims to ease congestion, reduce travel times and improve safety on major Sydney roads.  More information can be found here.

    Asbestos Material

    RMS have discovered some amounts of bonded asbestos material within the work location near Epping Road and Centennial Avenue.

    The RMS have advised the asbestos will be safely removed to ensure there is no risk to the public. They are implementing an asbestos management plan that details safe work practices and will ensure all work is managed to strict Environment Protection Authority requirements.

    Ongoing Asbestos Monitoring

    They expect to find further asbestos containing material in the current work area highlighted in our cover photo. RMS has advised they will continue to implement safe asbestos removal practices while this work continues until Monday 8 April. While they are removing the bonded asbestos they will be following strict safety precautions to ensure the safety of our workers and the local community.

    RMS has advised their work may be noisy at times but will do everything they can to minimise its impact, including completing the noisier tasks by midnight.

    Further asbestos may be discovered as the project progresses. To ensure the safety of workers and the community, they will be isolating the work area with safety fences. Workers entering the site will be required to wear protective equipment.

    If further asbestos is discovered as the project progresses and removal is required, they will let you know.

    Traffic changes

    There will be temporary traffic changes during their work hours to ensure the work zone is safe.

    Lane closures will be in place and may affect travel times. Please keep to speed limits and follow signs and traffic controllers’ directions. For the latest traffic updates, you can call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

    Work Schedule

    RMS will be on site for 22 night shifts and 22 day shifts between Friday 8 March and Monday 8 April, weather permitting.

    Their night work hours will be between 8pm and 5am from Sunday to Friday. Their day work hours will be between 7am and 6pm, from Monday to Friday and between 8am and 1pm on Saturday.

    Who To Contact if You Have Questions

    You can contact Ward Civil (the contractor undertaking the works) as follows:

    Email: projects@wardcivil.com.au
    Phone: 1300 919 508
    Website:  RMS Sydney North


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