News, road works

Lawrence Hargrave Drive to close overnight next week

Road_Closed_Sign__MOTORISTS are advised Lawrence Hargrave Drive will be closed next week for one night for routine maintenance work.

The road will be closed in both directions between Lady Wakehurst Drive and Railway Crescent, Stanwell Park from 8pm and 4am on Monday August 26, 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.

Transport for NSW advises motorists that detours will be in place during work times via M1 Princes Motorway, Bulli Pass and Lawrence Hargrave Drive.

Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions, and follow the directions of signs and traffic control, and allow an additional 30 minutes travel time.

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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