Prince’s Highway closures at Darkes Forest

road closed signMOTORISTS are advised the Prince’s Highway at Darkes Forest will be closed for three nights from Sunday between Helensburgh and Bulli Tops for work on Darkes Forest Bridge.

The work requires the bridge to be lifted for the removal and replacement of bridge supports.

The road will be closed from Helensburgh to Bulli Tops in both directions, between 7pm and 7am on Sunday (May 12), Monday (May 13) and Thursday (May 16), weather permitting.

Vehicles can detour via the M1 Princes Motorway or Lawrence Hargrave Drive. Motorists should allow an additional 20 minutes travel time.

Residents should approach traffic controllers for access to their properties.

Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and follow the directions of signs and traffic control. For the latest traffic updates 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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