To minimise motorist delays, all lanes are being maintained on the motorway during daylight hours and at peak times at a reduced speed of 80km/h. However, during the upgrade motorists can expect a number of traffic changes, including:
- speed limit reductions
- signage and line marking changes
- installation of traffic barriers, bollards, fencing and flagging
- shoulder, lane or road closures
- traffic detours
- changes to pedestrian/cyclist pathways
- traffic control and police presence.
For the safety of motorists and workers, construction works cannot be undertaken unless there is a safe distance between motorway traffic and construction works.
Working at night allows the project team to implement reduced speed limits and lane closures on the Gateway Motorway, creating a safe distance between motorway traffic and construction crews.
Find out more information about traffic management during construction of the project.
Motorway hazards, incidents and maintenance
When traffic hazards or incidents are reported, the project team is responsible for coordinating the appropriate action or response.
This may include:
- removing traffic hazards such as debris, spills or animals
- assisting at traffic incidents such as motor vehicle crashes, breakdowns or removal of abandoned vehicles
- undertaking maintenance such as repairs to potholes or damage to guardrails and signage.
- Last updated
- 22 November 2016