Darkes Forest road closure

road closed signMOTORISTS are advised the Princes Highway at Darkes Forest will be closed for two nights from next week between Helensburgh and Bulli Tops for work on Darkes Forest Bridge.

The work will involve lifting the bridge for the removal and replacement of bridge supports. This work will reduce ongoing maintenance costs and ensure the structure remains safe.

The road will be closed from Helensburgh to Bulli Tops in both directions, between 7pm and 7am on Monday April 8 and Thursday April 11, weather permitting.

Lane closures will be in place from Sunday April 7 to Friday April 12. A reduced speed limit of 40 kmh will remain in place until further notice.

Further work and road closures will be required. The community will be updated with details in advance.

Motorists can detour via the M1 Princes Motorway or Lawrence Hargrave Drive.

Residents should approach traffic controllers for access to their properties.

Motorists are advised to allow an additional 20 minutes travel time, drive to the conditions and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.

For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit or call 132 701.

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and 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 Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been 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), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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