News, road works

After a two month closure, Lawrence Hargrave Drive to reopen Sunday night

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The work on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Park will be completed on Sunday night

AFTER a closure of two months, Transport for NSW will reopen Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Park tomorrow at 7pm (Sunday August 9).

State MP for Heathcote, Lee Evans said the stretch of road between Lady Wakehurst Drive and Chellow Dene Avenue would be open this weekend.

“This essential work has required this section of Lawrence Hargrave Drive to be closed in both directions for eight weeks, which has had a significant impact on the local community – but it has been worth it,” Mr Evans said.

“All drilling and soil nail installation has been completed and a 29 metre-long concrete retaining wall has been built at the highest risk site to stabilise and strengthen the slope.

“Seven sites have been completed while work including revegetating slopes, installing drainage, meshing and shotcreting is nearly done at the final three sites.

“This work is essential to keep this road safe and open in the long term, providing an important connection for the local community.”

Additional transport services – including extra stops on existing train services, the Stanwell Park shuttle bus and changes to school bus services – will finish once the road has reopened, with school and train services returning to normal timetables and routes from Monday August 10.

Detours will remain in place via Bulli Pass (Princes Highway) and the M1 Princes Motorway until the road reopens.

Electronic message boards advertising the road closure will be updated to alert motorists after the road is open.

For more information about this project including a behind the scenes video, visit


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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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