When will M2 reopen...

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Re: When will M2 reopen...

Postby Boognoss » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:39 am

thomashouseman wrote:
Boognoss wrote:Note that it's still currently westbound ONLY that is closed. Eastbound is still open for now but will close at some stage this year.


Is eastbound still open? We've now moved! Caught the bus today but keen to get back on the bike.

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Sure is (for now). There's still no evidence of the works being done further west of the eastbound offramp at Pennant Hills Rd which is what will cause the eastbound closure.

Where'd you move to?
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Re: When will M2 reopen...

Postby thomashouseman » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:51 am

Boognoss wrote:Where'd you move to?


From the Olympic Park Fujitsu building to the Macquarie Park Fujitsu building.

p.s. Eastbound is the morning (5am-ish) Brrrgh! Why can't it have been Westbound?!

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Re: When will M2 reopen...

Postby Boognoss » Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:36 pm

That's good timing for when you'll be detouring up North Rocks Rd though if you go on the official detour. Minimal traffic at least.
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Re: When will M2 reopen...

Postby SheikYerbouti » Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:25 pm

Eastbound closed to cyclists as of Mon Sept 19, according to the big variable signs today....

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Re: When will M2 reopen...

Postby Boognoss » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:06 pm

A friend told me today and I didn't spot a thing this morning :shock: :shock: . Tomorrow I'll keep an eye out, but I could see that the amount of equipment building up on the side of the M2 in this section is increasing.
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Re: When will M2 reopen...

Postby Gcg7861 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:30 pm

Boognoss wrote:A friend told me today and I didn't spot a thing this morning :shock: :shock: . Tomorrow I'll keep an eye out, but I could see that the amount of equipment building up on the side of the M2 in this section is increasing.


Can confirm, saw this today !

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Re: When will M2 reopen...

Postby Boognoss » Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:39 am

The "good" news is that according to an email update from Northconnex that I received about the closure, it commences at 9pm on Monday night. Time for a last hurrah commute citybound in the morning at least. I spotted two of the mobile signs advertising it today and it was on the fixed signs yesterday that I saw.
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Re: When will M2 reopen...

Postby SheikYerbouti » Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:41 pm

So I'm just setting up a route in my GPS, assuming the eastbound detour is the same route as already exists westbound? Hillier eastbound I suppose :(

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Re: When will M2 reopen...

Postby march83 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:12 pm

Why is the eastbound shoulder going to close? I'm not up to speed on the roadworks in progress...

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Re: When will M2 reopen...

Postby Boognoss » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:05 am

march83 wrote:Why is the eastbound shoulder going to close? I'm not up to speed on the roadworks in progress...


Monday night (two days ago) unfortunately. I drove the M2 yesterday morning and nothing had been done by way of barriers, etc yet but it's officially out of bounds now for the 2 or so years.
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Re: When will M2 reopen...

Postby march83 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:20 am

but what are they actually doing?

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Re: When will M2 reopen...

Postby thomashouseman » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:34 am

march83 wrote:but what are they actually doing?

Adding extra lanes I think.

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Re: When will M2 reopen...

Postby Boognoss » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:40 pm

thomashouseman wrote:
march83 wrote:but what are they actually doing?

Adding extra lanes I think.


Westbound yes, an extra lane that comes out of the North Connex tunnel south/west bound and goes as far as Windsor Rd. The old 3 lanes to 2 at Pennant Hills Rd offramp bottleneck ain't changing.... :roll: :roll:

Eastbound they're bringing the Pennant Hills offramp further west to allow for a ramp for Pennant Hills Rd and another for the North Connex tunnel. Only a short section will be affected most likely but at a point where they can't maintain the shoulder with barriers, construction equipment and so on (I may have spent some work time reviewing the environmental impact statement documents :lol: :lol: )
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Re: When will M2 reopen...

Postby caneye » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:20 pm

cyclist down on the M2-Epping Road exit this afternoon (just after Beecroft tunnel, westbound) after touching wheels with another rider.

ride safely guys and remember to keep a safe distance and gap at all times especially at onramps and offramps..

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Re: When will M2 reopen...

Postby thomashouseman » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:57 am

Ok, I'm missing my riding too much. I need to start it again. How long (with the detour) does it take to ride from the M2/M7 Abbott Rd exit to the Macquarie Park exit? Is the big dipper detour horribly horrible? Would it be okay at 5:30am? Worse on the return (AT) 3pm?

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Re: When will M2 reopen...

Postby Leethal » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:30 pm

thomashouseman wrote:Ok, I'm missing my riding too much. I need to start it again. How long (with the detour) does it take to ride from the M2/M7 Abbott Rd exit to the Macquarie Park exit? Is the big dipper detour horribly horrible? Would it be okay at 5:30am? Worse on the return (AT) 3pm?

Thanks, T.


Haven't ridden it in a while (and I go opposite directions morning/afternoon), but about 45 mins on my CX bike:
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Re: When will M2 reopen...

Postby wellington_street » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:22 pm

For anyone using the big dipper on Renown/Barclay Roads, The Hills Shire has been given a grant to build a roundabout at the Park Road intersection. Some more construction to watch out for later this year.

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Re: When will M2 reopen...

Postby Leethal » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:13 pm

http://www.hillsm2.com.au/files/NCX_bikedetour.pdf

Anyone know if the works are on track or not? Can't say I'm looking forward to another spring/summer of the North Rocks Rd bypass debacle, or crawling through the backstreets of Castle Hill. I also note that the original M2 cycle detour link/map now redircts to a Lane Cove Tunnel page!? :roll:
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Re: When will M2 reopen...

Postby SheikYerbouti » Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:44 pm

the westbound cycleway will be closed until early 2018. The eastbound cycleway will be closed until late 2019.
http://northconnex.com.au/construction.php

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