Mount Ousley traffic diverted through Bulli Sunday evening

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Prince’s Highway Bulli. Photo: Google Streetview

BULLI and Thirroul residents should brace for heavier than usual traffic this Sunday evening with the closure of Mount Ousley Road for maintenance work.

The M1 Princes Motorway will be closed between Bulli Tops and Memorial Drive, while the Picton Road will also be closed between the M1 and Wilton, while the Roads and Maritime Service carry out work to improve safety.

The maintenance work to be completed includes vegetation removal, line marking, cleaning drains to improve water run-off, and guardrail repairs.

The roads will be closed in both directions on Sunday May 19 between 8pm and 4am. Picton Road eastbound will be closed from 7.30pm to ensure the M1 is clear by 8pm.

If work is delayed, work will be carried out on Sunday June 2.

Motorists travelling between Wollongong and Bulli Tops will be detoured via Memorial Drive (Northern Distributor) and Bulli Pass, and should allow up to 10 minutes additional travel time.

Motorists travelling between Wollongong and the Hume Motorway will be detoured via Memorial Drive, Bulli Pass and Appin Road, and should allow up to 40 minutes additional travel time. Light vehicles can also use Broughton Pass between Appin Road and Picton Road.

Motorists travelling to the Hume Motorway can also detour via Macquarie Pass.

More information about upcoming road closures including detour maps is available at

Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions, and follow the directions of signs and traffic control. For the latest traffic updates call 132 701 or visit

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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