M7 Safety Alert Thread

syu
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby syu » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:14 pm

Regarding preliminary studies for the M12, path users need to impress on the M7 staff how vital it is that the path stays open during the construction phase as there is no alternate route, the M7 staff then needs to go to bat for its user base in the preliminary discussions so none are inconvenienced during construction.

The M12 operators, in my opinion, aren't going to give much of a thought for some commuting and recreational cyclists or people walking their dog. The current M4 roadworks come to mind.

But to my untrained eye, the proposed M12 interchange is to the west of the M7 and the path in that location is to the east so I'm not ready to proclaim the sky is falling yet. Scratch that.

I just read the part "Connecting pedestrian and cycleway bridge from Cecil Hills to Western Sydney Parklands to be modified"

That's the bridge over Elizabeth Dr, I have no idea what is meant by 'modified' or why they'd even need to :?

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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby syu » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:26 pm

Jmuzz wrote:Yeah they went maximum security on it.
Some brute bent it back with their bare hands the next night though and then they had to go to even more effort bending it back.


The old fence or the "maximum security" :lol: fence?

Like the Hulk? :mrgreen:

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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Jmuzz » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:59 pm

syu wrote:That's the bridge over Elizabeth Dr, I have no idea what is meant by 'modified' or why they'd even need to :?


I assume it means "gone".
A big section of that already cut hill is going to have to be shaved back a lot further for M7 north to M12 ramp probably.

Remember it needs to interconnect with M7 southbound lane, so that's flyovers/tunnels to the eastern side.
I'm sure they will want it to be high speed interchange and truck friendly, so looking at big gentle bends, check down at Prestons M7hume/M5/CVW that's basically the same thing of two motorways and a large free road junction. Epic construction stuff.


The Hulk bent back the maximum security mesh, when they reopened the gate they couldn't open it fully due to it poking out.

Can't blame a roadie for it, they don't have that sort of upper body strength. Perhaps a triathlete named Chad with 10 Livestrong bands on each arm.

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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby WestlinkM7 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:33 am

Hi all

Drainage improvement works, M7 Shared Path, Prestons

Westlink M7 will be carrying out drainage improvement works on the M7 shared path between Jedda Rd and Ash Rd, Prestons from Monday 20 August to Wednesday 22 August 2018 (weather permitting). Work hours are between 7am and 5pm.

We recommend planning ahead, as this section of shared path will be closed while this work is carried out. There will be a pedestrian and cyclist detour in place via Jedda Rd, and an alt. route for cyclists via Bernera Rd. Intermittent stoppages will be also be required at the Jedda Rd shared path entry point to allow plant and equipment to be moved to and from the work area. Traffic controllers will be on site and can help with information on detour routes.

Signage and an email alert is being issued today. Hopefully you all receive the notification.

This work aims to temporarily improve the time it takes for water to drain off the path, following a rain event. Noting, works will not prevent the water from entering the M7 shared path from neighbouring land.

We thank you for your understanding and apologise for any inconvenience while this work is carried out.

Please call 02 9834 9200 or info@westlinkm7.com.au with any questions about this work.

thanks
Tracey, WestlinkM7

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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Jmuzz » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:39 pm

I recommend some council barriers at the turnoff points before the gates with a sign saying "closed for excavation".
Otherwise people will still be coming through and encountering the workers.

Fingers crossed it gets good water flow.

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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby WestlinkM7 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:28 pm

Jmuzz wrote:I recommend some council barriers at the turnoff points before the gates with a sign saying "closed for excavation".
Otherwise people will still be coming through and encountering the workers.

Fingers crossed it gets good water flow.


thanks Jmuzz, I'll pass on your feedback. We understand there will be people who may not know about the works, when travelling in the area on the day. Our traffic controllers can help with alt. routes. There will also be traffic controls in place and signs etc installed to RTA and AS standards with advance warning of the work zone ahead.

kind regards
Tracey, Westlink M7

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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Jmuzz » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:09 am

They have the closure at the wrong place actually telling cyclists to use Ash Road, which is dangerous and destroys tyres (it is an illegal garbage dump and has a big mud puddle and gravel marbles).
There is no sign before being told to use Ash Rd.

Closure signs should be down past the South gate at Kurrajong Rd gate.

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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby g-boaf » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:14 am

syu wrote:Regarding preliminary studies for the M12, path users need to impress on the M7 staff how vital it is that the path stays open during the construction phase as there is no alternate route, the M7 staff then needs to go to bat for its user base in the preliminary discussions so none are inconvenienced during construction.


Exactly - @Westlink M7 - please note the above. We know that other big government backed or organised motorway projects do nothing for cycling infrastructure at all, so hopefully we won't see the one good non-stop cycleway taken out of action. It needs to stay open. A closure for a year or more is going to inconvenience a heap of people.

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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Jmuzz » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:28 am

Bicycle NSW have said they are adding the accessibility and alternate routes during construction phase to their agenda.

Everyone only just realising that the construction is going to be a major disruption for a long period.

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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Jmuzz » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:44 am

Detour signs setup well today

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