News, road works

Mount Ousley Road closed to traffic for maintenance work

THE M1 Princes Motorway will be closed between Bulli Tops and Memorial Drive, and Picton Road will be closed between the M1 Princes Motorway and Almond Street, Wilton on Sunday, August 15 and Sunday August 22, weather permitting.

Work will include vegetation removal, guardrail repairs, line marking and cleaning drains to improve safety for road users.

The roads will be closed in both directions and detours will be in place between 8pm and 4am. Picton Road eastbound will be closed from 7.30pm to 4am to ensure the M1 Princes Motorway is clear by 8pm.

Road users 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.

Road users 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 Wilton Road (Broughton Pass) between Appin Road and Picton Road.

Road users travelling to the Hume Motorway can also detour via the Illawarra Highway (Macquarie Pass).

More information about upcoming road closures including detour maps is available at nswroads.work/srrc

Transport for NSW advise road users to drive to the conditions, and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs.


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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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