News, road works

Night closure of Mount Ousley Road will allow maintenance work

MOUNT Ousley Road will be closed for one night between Bulli Tops and Memorial Drive this Sunday, weather permitting. 

Picton Road will also be closed between the M1 Princes Motorway and Almond Street, Wilton at the same time, to allow 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, May 7, 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.

Heavy vehicles over 19m will not be able to access Bulli Pass and are advised to delay their journey.

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 Road and Picton Road.

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

Transport for NSW advises motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs. For the latest traffic updates visit or call 132 701.

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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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