Plan ahead of Bulli pass maintenance next month

27 March 2018

The first of four short term annual closures of Bulli Pass is about to take place, with essential maintenance work to be carried out in early April.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the NSW Government is providing $50,000 for the work between Lawrence Hargrave Drive and the M1 Princes Motorway to improve road user safety.

“Around 12,000 vehicles travel on Bulli Pass every day which is why this package of work is so important,” the spokesperson said.

“Work will involve trimming vegetation, clearing gutters and drains, maintaining guardrails, signs and ramps and help ensure the road continues to be a safe corridor.

“So work can carried out as safely and efficiently as possible, Bulli Pass will be closed in both directions on 4 and 5 April, weather permitting.

“To minimise the impact of the maintenance on the Illawarra community, work will take place between 9am and 3pm.

“Community members are asked to plan their journeys around these short term closures so they are well prepared.

“Work is being carried out outside the holidays and weekends as Roads and Maritime is aware Bulli Pass is a key gateway to the Northern Illawarra for many families and holidaymakers.”

Motorists travelling between Bulli Tops and Wollongong’s northern suburbs will be detoured via Lawrence Hargrave Drive or M1 Princes Motorway and Memorial Drive.

“Road users should allow extra travel time as delays of up to 10 minutes are expected while this important work is carried out,” the spokesperson added.

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