News, road works

Mount Ousley Road closed again to traffic this weekend for maintenance

MOTORISTS are advised of a night closure in place on the M1 Princes Motorway and Picton Road, with detours in place, this weekend.

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

Motorists 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.

The M1 Princes Motorway will be closed between Bulli Tops and Memorial Drive, and Picton Road will be closed in both directions between the M1 Princes Motorway and Almond Street at Wilton between 8pm Sunday September 11 and 4am Monday September 12, weather permitting.

Picton Road eastbound will be closed earlier on Sunday from 7.30pm to ensure the M1 Princes Motorway is clear by 8pm.

Motorists 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.

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

Transport for NSW advises motorists to drive to the conditions and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs.

For the latest traffic updates call 132 701 or 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 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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