News, road works

Lawrence Hargrave Drive closure coincides with rail shut-down this Sunday

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MOTORISTS are advised by Transport for NSW that Lawrence Hargrave Drive will be closed for one night this week at Stanwell Park for routine maintenance work.

Due to the extreme and catastrophic fire danger ratings last month, the work planned for Monday November 11 has been rescheduled for Sunday December 15, weather permitting.

The road will be closed in both directions between Lady Wakehurst Drive and Railway Crescent from 8pm to 4am.

This work includes trimming vegetation, clearing drains and litter collection as well as repairs to the road surface, guardrail and signs to improve safety for road users.

This rescheduled maintenance work coincides with planned rail trackwork. Buses will be replacing trains between Dapto and Central from 2am Saturday December 14 to 2am Monday December 16.

To minimise impact to train service times, provisions have been made to allow these buses through the work area during the closure.

All other vehicles will be required to follow the detour during work times via the M1 Princes Motorway, Bulli Pass and Lawrence Hargrave Drive.

More information about upcoming road closures, including detour maps are available at

Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions, 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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