News, road works

Disruption to traffic on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Park

road works sign 2MOTORISTS are advised of changed traffic conditions on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Park next week.

Transport for NSW advise that one of two lanes will be closed between Otford Road / Lady Wakehurst Drive and Chellow Dene Avenue to carry out general maintenance and inspections in preparation for major slope work next month.

To minimise the impact to motorists, work will be carried out between 9am and 3pm on Tuesday May 5, weather permitting.

Temporary changed conditions including alternating traffic flow under the direction of traffic controllers and a reduced speed limit of 40 kmh will be in place for the safety of motorists and workers.

Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions, follow the directions of signs and traffic control, and allow up to an additional five minutes travel time.

Motorists are also advised of changed traffic conditions next week on the M1 Princes Motorway at North Wollongong for resurfacing work.

The southbound exit from the M1 onto University Avenue will be closed on Monday May 4 between 8pm and 4am, weather permitting.

Motorists can detour via the Princes Highway exit at West Wollongong and follow signs that will direct traffic via Crown Street, New Dapto Road, Mercury Street, Foley Street and Porter Street.

There is a 4.6 metre height restriction on the M1 at University Avenue and southbound heavy vehicles over 4.6 metres will be detoured via Old Mount Ousley Road, Princes Highway and Memorial Drive.

Motorists using both routes should allow an extra 10 minutes travel time, drive to the conditions, and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.

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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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