News, road works

Lawrence Hargrave Drive to close in both directions at night during landslip repairs

WORK to complete repairs on a section of Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Tops, damaged during last year’s severe weather events, will start in the coming weeks. 

A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the work would start on Sunday, April 30 to repair landslip damage located about 500m south of Longview Crescent. 

 “This work will repair the road surface and aims to make the road more resilient to heavy rainfall,” the spokesperson said.  

“The work will involve adding strength to the slope where a minor landslip created cracking along a 20-metre section of the road surface.   

“We will reinforce the slope by adding rockfill to replace the material lost in the landslip before resurfacing the road and replacing the guardrail.” 

The spokesperson said the repair work was expected to be complete by Thursday May 18, weather permitting.  

Work will be carried out from Sunday to Thursday from 8pm to 4am each week to minimise disruption to traffic. 

The road must be closed in both directions during the work to ensure safety for motorists and work crews. However, traffic access will be provided during a 10-minute period at 10pm, 12am and 2am.   

Outside the work hours, the road will be restricted to single lane access under traffic control and a reduced speed limit of 40kmh.  

Detours will be via Bulli Pass or McKell Avenue at Waterfall and then Lady Wakehurst Drive. 

A single lane closure will be in place on Sunday, May 7 during a planned night closure on the M1 at Mount Ousley and on Sunday, May 14 during planned rail track work. 

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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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