Closure of Snowy Mountain Highway at Brown Mountain for pipe replacement work

19 February 2015

Roads and Maritime Services advises motorists the Snowy Mountains Highway on Brown Mountain will now be closed from Monday 16 March for one week for work to replace a large concrete pipe below the road surface.

The original closure was scheduled for Monday 9 March but has been pushed back a week due to the expected increase of traffic given it is a public holiday in Canberra.

The NSW Government has allocated $270,000 for the work which aims to ensure the condition of the highway remains safe for all road users into the future.

The highway will now be closed from the base of Brown Mountain to the B double uncoupling bay at the top of the mountain between 9am Monday 16 March and 12pm Friday 20 March to install a new pipe.

Motorists are advised the highway will be reduced to one lane from Tuesday 10 March to Friday 13 March and for two weeks between Monday 23 March and Friday 3 April to complete the job.

Roads and Maritime is replacing the ageing pipe to ensure the stability of the road.

Motorists are advised to plan their trip as the alternative routes will add significant distances to be travelled and require additional travel time.

The main vehicles affected will be B-doubles, who will need to use Imlay Road which results in a significant detour.

Traffic heading to the coast from the Monaro Highway will be directed to use the Kings Highway to Batemans Bay or Imlay Road through Bombala.

Local road users need to use alternative routes including Cathcart Road from Bibenluke and Bombala through Candelo and Mt Darragh Road from Bombala to Pambula.

Local traffic will be able to use the highway from Bega up to the base of Brown Mountain.

Electronic message signs will be installed at the top and bottom of the mountain two weeks before work starts to alert motorists of the traffic changes.

Roads and Maritime thanks motorists for their patience while this work is carried out.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.

CONTACT: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit, 8588 5999


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