Mt Ousley Heavy Vehicle Rest Area

Roads and Maritime Services
Mt Ousley, NSW
Transport for NSW
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Key Features

Upgrade of the heavy vehicle rest area on the Princes Motorway.

  • Cut and Export 11,682 cubic metres of material
  • Shotcrete Wall over the Princes Highway with 331 rock dowels and 34 soil nails
  • Concrete Retaining Wall for the princes highway
  • Concrete safety barrier on top of retaining wall
  • Remote Sewer – 2 x 25,000L Storage Tanks
  • Remote Water – Supply through bore drilled to 150m
  • Remote Power – Solar with battery storage system
  • Remote Communications – cellular connections.
  • Live traffic on Princes highway during construction
  • 2 months of night works

Concrete Paving Works

  • 800 square metres of General Concrete Paving
  • 50 lineal metres of Concrete Edge Beam
  • 200 lineal metres of SA Kerb
  • 50 lineal metres of SF Kerb
  • 200 lineal metres of SO Kerb
  • 300 lineal metres of SM Kerb


The Mt Ousley Heavy Vehicle Rest Area is located on the M1 Princes Motorway and involved working within close proximity to active carriage ways.

The location of the rest area posed numerous challenges, installing remote sewer, water, communications and power. Due to this project being on a motorway there was over 2 months of nightworks carried out to complete the works safely.

To accelerate the works program the concrete paving machine was used for multiple pavement types, by accelerating the program we were able to reduce the amount of time we were interfacing with the traffic.