Moss Vale Road

Roads and Maritime Services will carry out improvements on Moss Vale Road to provide a longer lasting and safer road.

Aerial view of hairpin bends on Moss Vale Road at Barrengarry Mountain.

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services thanks the community for their patience during work carried out during 2017 and 2018, including slope repair work on Moss Vale Road at Barrengarry and Cambewarra mountains and bridge repair work on Hampden Bridge.

Further work is planned for Moss Vale Road during 2018 and 2019. We will update the community about further work in coming months.

Night road closures on Moss Vale Road, Cambewarra Mountain from Sunday 19 August

We will be working for three nights between 8pm and 4am from Sunday 19 August to Tuesday 21 August, weather permitting. The road will be closed between Kangaroo Valley Road and Barfield Road and detours will be in place.

For more information including detour maps please see the mapping tool at

Repairs on Hampden Bridge, Kangaroo Valley

Further repairs are required on Hampden Bridge to improve the safety and stability of the bridge. To carry out this work the bridge will be closed for one night between 6am and 6pm. We expect to carry out this work in September 2018 and will update the community in advance.

Future maintenance road closures for 2018

We will resume carrying out maintenance work on Moss Vale Road under road closures on Barrengarry and Cambewarra mountains in the second half of 2018. We will trial carrying out this work at night and will review this arrangement later in 2018.

For more information please see the August 2018 project update (PDF, 149Kb).

Safety work on Moss Vale Road at Cambewarra Mountain

Roads and Maritime has carried out changes to line marking on Moss Vale Road on the eastern side of Cambewarra Mountain to improve safety for motorists. Changes have been carried out at two locations, between two kilometres north of Barfield Road and Cambewarra Lookout Road.

For more information please see the August 2018 project update (PDF, 149Kb).

Project background

Moss Vale Road links Nowra to the Southern Highlands via Kangaroo Valley. The road features narrow and steep mountain passes through Barrengarry and Cambewarra. The road an important route within the southern region and provides access for freight, tourism and local traffic.

Roads and Maritime have identified a number of improvements required on Moss Vale Road. Safety improvements at several locations will also be investigated.


Improvements carried out on Moss Vale Road during 2017 and 2018 included:

  • Road repairs and resurfacing sections of Moss Vale Road
  • Rehabilitation work on Hampden Bridge
  • Slope repairs and stabilisation work following storm damage at various locations on Barrengarry Mountain and Cambewarra Mountain
  • Safety improvements on Barrengarry Mountain and near Kangaroo Valley Road
  • Essential maintenance activities at Barrengarry and Cambewarra Mountains.
  • Rehabilitation and road repairs on Moss Vale Road between Grahams Road and Willowglen Road
  • Improved drainage at Kangaroo Valley Road

Roads and Maritime thanks the community for their patience during this work and will update the community about work planned for 2018 and 2019 in coming months.

Project benefits

  • Improving safety and access for motorists and freight.

Next steps

Information about each project will be provided to affected residents and communities before work starts.

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