Footpath work at Coalcliff

MAINTENANCE work starts next week on the pedestrian walkway north of Sea Cliff Bridge at Coalcliff.

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is advising protective painting and concrete maintenance will be carried out under the walkway from 8am to 4pm on weekdays until the end of June, weather permitting.

Pedestrian access will be maintained during the work.

From Tuesday March 27 until April 3, Lawrence Hargrave Drive will be reduced to one lane while scaffolding is set up to carry out the work.

A reduced speed limit of 40kmh will be in place.

Minor delays are expected and electronic message signs will be in place to alert motorists to the work.

Motorists are advised to plan their journey, allow extra travel time, and obey all signs.

There may be noise associated with the work but every effort will be made to minimise it.

For more information, contact the Transport Management Centre on 132 701 or visit


About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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