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Further road closures at Stanwell Tops next week

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THERE will be further road closures next week in Stanwell Tops to allow for the Roads and Maritime Service to undertake maintenance work.

Motorists are advised Lady Wakehurst Drive will be closed in both directions for three days between McKell Avenue and Otford Road for maintenance work from 8am to 3pm on Wednesday 16, Thursday 17 and Friday 18 October, weather permitting.

The maintenance work will include trimming vegetation, clearing gutters and drains, and maintaining guardrails and signs.

Motorists can detour via Lawrence Hargrave Drive, M1 Princes Motorway and McKell Avenue.

The closure follows an earlier announcement by Transport for NSW that Lawrence Hargrave Drive will be closed between Lady Wakehurst Drive and Stonehaven Road at Stanwell Tops from 9am to 3pm on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 October for similar work.

Transport for NSW advises road users to plan their journey and allow five minutes additional travel time for both closures. Motorists are also advised to drive to the conditions and to follow the directions of signs and traffic control.

For the latest traffic update 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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