Delays expected with Bulli Tops road works

road works sign 1MOTORISTS are advised by the Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) of changed traffic conditions on the M1 Princes Motorway north of Appin Road from Sunday.

Motorists can also expect additional traffic on Appin Road on Sunday and Monday nights with the closure of Picton Road for maintenance work.

From May 26 to the morning of Friday June 14, up to two northbound lanes of the M1 Princes Motorway will be closed north of Appin Road between 7.30pm and 4.30am, weather permitting.

Work will be carried out weekly from Sunday to Thursday to improve slope stability to reduce the risk of rock and vegetation falls. No work will be carried out over the June long weekend.

A 40 kmh speed limit will be in place during work hours for the safety of workers and motorists. Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.

Meanwhile motorists are advised that Picton Road will be closed for two nights from Sunday for routine maintenance work.

The road will be closed in both directions between the M1 Princes Motorway and Wilton Road from 8pm to 4am on Sunday May 26 and Monday May 27, weather permitting.

The work includes trimming vegetation, clearing drains and litter collection, as well as repairs to the road surface, guardrail and signs to improve safety for motorists. If delayed due to poor weather, work will be carried out from Sunday June 2 to Monday June 3. Detours will be in place via Appin Road and the Hume Motorway.

Motorists should allow up to 30 minutes additional travel time depending on their origin and destination. Light vehicles under 15m and 12 tonnes can also use Broughton Pass. Vehicles travelling south on the Hume Motorway can also use Macquarie Pass.

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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