News, road works

Traffic detoured on Bulli Pass with Mount Ousley Road closure

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MOTORISTS travelling between Wollongong and Bulli Tops, via Mount Ousley Road, will be detoured along Bulli Pass and Memorial Drive for the following two Sunday nights.

The M1 Princes Motorway (Mount Ousley Road) will be closed between Bulli Tops and Memorial Drive, and Picton Road will be closed between the M1 and Wilton on Sunday February 9 and Sunday February 16, weather permitting, while safety work is carried out. The work will include vegetation removal, line marking, guardrail repairs and drain cleaning to improve water run-off and guardrail repairs.

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

Transport for NSW advises motorists travelling between Wollongong and Bulli Tops will be detoured via Memorial Drive 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 rms.work/srrc. Work will be carried out on Sunday March 1, if delayed due to poor weather.

Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions, and to follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs.

For the latest traffic updates call 132 701 or visit livetraffic.com


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About Mick Roberts

A Sydney 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 pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently 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 has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time 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), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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