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Work begins in June on road improvements through Thirroul

ROAD surface and traffic improvements on Lawrence Hargrave Drive in Thirroul will be carried out by Transport for NSW from next month to increase traffic efficiency and safety.  

The work will include road re-sheeting between Lachlan Street and Hewitts Avenue, as well as asphalt patching from Bulli Pass to Phillip Street. 

A Transport for NSW spokesperson said many community members had expressed concern about the road surface condition of this important thoroughfare. 

“This much-needed work is part of our planned routine maintenance schedule to ensure we provide a safer and smoother road for our transport customers,” the spokesperson said. 

“In addition to the asphalt work, we will take the opportunity to implement traffic efficiency, safety and reliability improvements at Thirroul that will benefit the people who live in the village, as well as passing motorists. 

“Safety upgrades will include the relocation of two parking spots from the southbound side of Lawrence Hargrave Drive to the northbound side, resulting in an increase of five spaces. 

“The existing southbound bus bay will be relocated about 50 metres north to improve traffic flow. Additionally, two ‘No Stopping’ signs were recently installed at the local access road, known as Hewitts Creek Road. 

“Following the road resurfacing and repair, work will also be carried out at two intersections along Lawrence Hargrave Drive at High Street and Wrexham Road, with line-marking to install right-turn bays at both. 

“This suite of work will help to ease congestion, improve traffic flow and access to local roads for all transport customers. connections, active and public transport operations.” 

The project will be carried out in stages and is expected to be completed by late June 2023.  

Asphalting work will take place over five nights with traffic management in place between 8pm and 4am from Monday, June 5, weather permitting.  

Transport will keep the community informed as work progresses and will contact affected residents directly.   

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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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