News, road works

Mount Ousley Road closed overnight this weekend

THE M1 Princes Motorway will be closed to traffic for one night this weekend between Bulli Tops and Memorial Drive, and Picton Road between the M1 Princes Motorway and Almond Street at Wilton.

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

The roads will be closed in both directions and detours will be in place on Sunday, November 13 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.

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.

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 and Picton roads.

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 

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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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