Hills M2 and the Roads and Maritime Services, on behalf of the NSW Government has signed a contract for the delivery of a new Lane Cove Road eastbound on-ramp to the Hills M2 on 21 May 2013.
Pre-construction activities have been underway since May including detailed design and construction planning. Major construction work commences the week beginning 4 November 2013.
The project includes
- A new on-ramp from the southbound carriageway of Lane Cove Road to the eastbound carriageway of the Hills M2
- Widening the eastbound carriageway by an additional lane from the new on-ramp to the beginning of the existing eastbound Delhi Road off-ramp
- Widening of the motorway bridge over Wicks Road
- Modified traffic management systems (including an over-height detection system using existing Variable Message Signage and CCTV coverage of the new on-ramp).
Early work includes the establishment of the work site in the city bound breakdown lane between Lane Cove Road and Wicks Road. City bound lanes will be narrowed while the work is carried out and an 80km/h speed limit will be in place to ensure the safety of motorists and workers.
The completed project will provide commuters with an alternative to the busy Pacific Highway and Lane Cove Road-Epping Road routes.
The new on-ramp will allow motorists to avoid up to six sets of traffic lights, compared to the alternative route via Lane Cove Road and Epping Road. Motorists using the new ramp rather than the Pacific Highway alternative from Ryde Road to the Gore Hill Freeway will avoid 20 sets of lights.
Fulton Hogan Construction Pty Ltd has been contracted by Hills M2 to complete the construction which is expected to take around 12 months to complete.
Approval of the Lane Cove Road eastbound on-ramp was granted by the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure on 28 February 2013. To download a copy of the conditions of approval click here.