News, road works

Traffic to be detoured along Bulli Pass when Mt Ousley closes on Sunday night

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TRAFFIC will be detoured along Memorial Drive and Bulli Pass when Mount Ousley Road is closed for maintenance work on Sunday night.

The M1 Prince’s Motorway will be closed between Bulli Tops and Memorial Drive on Sunday May 3 while work is carried out to improve safety for motorists, weather permitting. Picton Road will also be closed between the M1 and Wilton at the same time.

If work is delayed due to poor weather, it will be carried out on Sunday May 17.

Work will include vegetation removal, guardrail repairs, line marking and drain cleaning, to improve water run-off.

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.

Motorists travelling between Wollongong and Bulli Tops will be detoured via Memorial Drive and Bulli Pass, and should allow up to 15 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, including detour maps, is available at

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

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 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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