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Work set to start on Bulli’s controversial traffic congestion buster, including Princes Hwy and Memorial Drive roundabout

WORK to upgrade the roundabout at the intersection of the Princes Highway and Memorial Drive at Bulli will begin next week.

The upgrade will mark the start of a number of works planned by Transport for NSW in an effort to ease growing traffic congestion through Bulli.

The roundabout upgrade is the first part of a broader package of work – including the controversial extension of clearway conditions through the Bulli shopping centre. Bulli business owners have been highly critical of the clearway extension, saying it will have a dramatic impact on trade in the historic township. See story: Thirroul escapes parking loss, while Bulli braces for extended clearways under NSW Government plan

Work will begin to add an additional lane to the southbound on-ramp from the Princes Highway to Memorial Drive from Monday February 7. The roundabout upgrade is expected to take about six months, weather permitting.

This project will involve work on weeknights between 8pm and 4am from Monday February 7, for two weeks, weather permitting. Remaining work will be carried out on weekdays from 7am to 5pm.

Temporary concrete barriers will be installed on Memorial Drive along the right-hand shoulder from the roundabout to the pedestrian over bridge, and single lane closures will be in place during work.

During night work the southbound on-ramp to Memorial Drive will be closed and detours will be in place via the Princes Highway through Woonona.

A reduced speed limit of 40kmh will be in place during work and motorists are advised to allow five minutes additional travel time, drive to the conditions, and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.

Other work in planning includes changes in Bulli town centre near the train station, with a strong focus on delivering improved traffic flow and road safety on the Princes Highway as well as new parking options to offset any extended clearway hours.

Transport for NSW is also progressing with plans to upgrade the intersections of the Princes Highway with Grevillea Park Road and Point Street at Bulli.

For the latest traffic updates call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com 


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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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