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Lawrence Hargrave Drive to close for almost three months from next week

Lawrence Hargrave Drive

MOTORISTS are reminded Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Park will be closed next week for almost three months to carry out slope repairs.

The work requires Lawrence Hargrave Drive to be closed in both directions between Otford Road/Lady Wakehurst Drive and Chellow Dene Avenue.

Lawrence Hargrave Drive will be closed from 9am Monday June 15 until 7pm Sunday August 9.

Transport for NSW Regional Director South, Sam Knight, said the work is essential to keep the road safe and open to traffic in the long term.

“We recognise this closure will limit access for residents, so these measures will be put in place at Stanwell Park station to help the community,” Ms Knight said.

Ms Knight said extra stops on train services will be provided for Stanwell Park residents while work is carried out.

The following NSW TrainLink services will make an additional stop on weekdays at Stanwell Park for the Lawrence Hargrave Drive road closure:

  • 6.43am Dapto to Bondi Junction service will depart Stanwell Park at 7.22am
  • 7.13am Kiama to Bondi Junction service will depart Stanwell Park at 8.23am
  • 3.54pm Sydney Terminal to Wollongong will depart Stanwell Park at 4.56pm

Residents are also reminded that track work is scheduled on the South Coast Line this weekend, with trains replaced by buses on Saturday June 13 and Sunday June 14.

Existing weekend express train services will also include additional stops at Stanwell Park station during this work.

Service information about additional stops at Stanwell Park will be available to customers via Trip Planner ( and Transport Apps two weeks prior to journey dates.

Shuttle buses to and from Stanwell Park station will be provided between 6am and 9pm on weekdays, 7.30am and 6.30pm on Saturdays and 8.30am and 5pm on Sundays.

Commuters can use route 15 bus services to travel between Helensburgh train station and the Helensburgh local area.

There will be school shuttle buses available to transport primary school children who attend schools on the opposite side of the closure from their homes; see the Fact Sheet for more information.

Transport for NSW said it will work to ensure traffic congestion is minimised during the planned road closure and detours by monitoring queues at key locations and having traffic control in place to intervene as required.

Emergency services will ensure current service levels are maintained during this work.

Detours will be in place via Bulli Pass (Princes Highway) and the M1 Princes Motorway.

Motorists should plan their journey and allow up to 45 minutes extra travel time.

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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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