Detour for heavy vehicles on Moss Vale Road at Berrengarry Mountain
18 September 2015
Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast, and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today advised local motorists that a heavy vehicle length limit of 14 metres is now in place as work continues to repair Moss Vale Road at Barrengarry Mountain after damage caused by recent heavy rain.
Mr Ward said that weight limits previously applied to Barrengarry Mountain have been reviewed and that a new length limit for heavy vehicles longer than 14 metres is now in place as one lane remains closed to traffic.
“Vehicles longer than 14 metres are not able to use Moss Vale Road as they are unable to safely pass through the single lane conditions in place,” he said.
“Roads and Maritime has excavated part of the embankment and marked travel lanes to ensure motorists are able to avoid the damaged part of the road.
“One lane is expected to be closed indefinitely until a solution is found and traffic is being managed by temporary traffic lights and traffic controllers.
“Road users are advised to take care on tight bends and narrow sections of the road which make it unsafe for long vehicles.
“Signs will remain in place warning of the length limit, alternate routes and changed traffic conditions.
“Roads and Maritime is continuing investigations to provide solutions to determine timing and scope of work to repair the road.
“In the event of further heavy rain, Barrengarry Mountain may need to be closed completely until declared safe.
“An alternate route for long vehicles is via Picton Road and the M1 Princes Motorway or the Illawarra Highway via Macquarie Pass,” Mr Ward concluded.
For the latest traffic information, please visit www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic App or simply phone the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.
MEDIA: Gareth Ward 0401 499 933 or Ben Blackburn 0423 466 358
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