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Motorists advised of road works on F6 Freeway

roadwork signTHE southbound exit to the Old Princes Highway from the F6 Southern Freeway will be closed for up to six weeks to alloe the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to undertake repair work.

The work will be carried out from Monday February 11 on the bridge over the northbound lanes of the F6 Southern Freeway.

The exit will be closed 24 hours a day while work is carried out and a sign posted detour will be in place. Southbound motorists wanting to access the Old Princes Highway can use the Helensburgh exit from the F6 Southern Freeway.

There will be no change for northbound motorists wanting to access the Old Princes Highway. The exit will be reopened to traffic and emergency vehicles in the case of a major incident.

There will also be changes to road conditions northbound on the F6 Southern Freeway under the bridge.  The left northbound lane of the F6 under the bridge will be closed on Sunday February 10 from 7pm to 5am, and then from Monday February 11 until Wednesday February 13, from 9am to 5pm. A reduced roadwork speed limit of 60kmh will be in place. For the remainder of the work the left northbound road shoulder on the F6 Southern Freeway under the bridge will be closed and a reduced roadwork speed limit of 80kmh will be in place.

State MP for Heathcote Lee Evans said electronic message signs will provide motorists with advanced warning of the changes to traffic conditions and highlight detours.

“Motorists are advised to plan their journey, allow extra travel time and obey all signs,” Mr Evans said.

For traffic information, contact the Transport Management Centre on 132 701 or visit www.livetraffic.com.

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 the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW 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 Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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