LAWRENCE Hargrave Drive at Bald Hill will close for two months from June to allow Transport for NSW to undertake what it says is essential maintenance work.
The road will be closed for eight weeks from Tuesday June 9 between Otford Road and Chellow Dene Avenue at Stanwell Park for the installation of mesh and steel bars and a concrete retaining wall to reinforce the slope.
Transport for NSW Regional Director South Sam Knight said advice was sought from locals residents on how they would like to see stabilisation work on the steep climb over Bald Hill carried out.
“We have listened to the community and the preferred option to carry out the work is over one eight-week block starting on Tuesday 9 June, weather permitting,” Ms Knight said.
“This work is essential to keep the road safe and open to traffic well into the future.
“Transport for NSW has taken into account community priorities including avoiding work in the busy summer months, minimising night work disruptions and impact to businesses, and carrying out the work as quickly as possible.
“Focusing the work in one eight-week block in winter is more efficient and will see most noisy activities completed during daylight hours.”
Emergency services have confirmed they will maintain a level of service while this work is completed and the road is closed.
Mesh and steel bars up to 13 metres long will be installed on slopes for about one kilometre along the road to strengthen the ground. A concrete retaining wall will also be built to reinforce the slope.
Transport for NSW is inviting the community to register their interest for shuttle bus services by Friday March 13 on the project webpage at rms.work/lhd-closure to help with planning and scheduling.
Stanwell Park residents will be able to catch additional express train services from Stanwell Park Station while this work is carried out.
Residents will also be able to access shuttle buses to and from train services at Stanwell Park and Helensburgh and to local primary schools in the area.
Transport for NSW will be running a community drop-in session in the coming months to keep the community up to date on details of the work, including shuttle bus and train timetables and maps.
To find out more about the project and for a copy of the consultation report, visit rms.work/lhd-closure.
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