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Increase traffic expected through Bulli

roadwork-signINCREASED traffic is expected through Bulli from tomorrow when Mt Ousley Road is closed between Bulli Tops and Picton Road during night roadworks.

Changed traffic conditions will be in place from Sunday January 19 on the M1 Princes Motorway at the northbound intersection of Picton Road.

Roads and Maritime will carry out work for eight months to remove the existing T-intersection and improve the left turn from Picton Road on the M1 Princes Motorway.

A new 700m northbound acceleration lane and wider sealed shoulders will be installed to allow more time for vehicles to reach the speed limit before merging with other traffic and be able to decelerate safely.

Safety and traffic flow is expected to be improved as heavy vehicles are separated from light traffic. Road shoulders will also be widened as part of the work.

From 8pm on Tuesday January 28 the northbound on-load ramp from Picton Road will close, with the ramp to remain closed for the duration of the project.

Light vehicles travelling north on the M1 will be detoured via Mount Mount Keira Road and Clive Bissel Drive and heavy vehicles will need to use the Hume Highway or Appin Road as an alternative route.

A reduced speed limit of 80kmh will be in place on the M1 for the duration of the work to ensure a safe work space.

Night closures on the M1 will be in place in January between 8pm and 5am from the Picton Road interchange and Bulli tops to prepare the site for major building work. Southbound closures will be in place from Sunday 19 to Wednesday January 22.

Full northbound closures are planned from Tuesday January 28 until Thursday January 30 and then again from Sunday February 2 to Tuesday February 4.

During night closures, light vehicles will be redirected via Bulli Pass and heavy vehicles should use Picton Road.

Motorists are advised to plan their journey, allow extra travel time and follow all signs. Wet weather may change dates and times.

For the latest traffic information, visit livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

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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