Latest News - October 2013
Work on Moss Vale Road between Hampden Bridge and Cavan Road
Roads and Maritime will carry out essential maintenance work on Moss Vale Road between Hampden Bridge and Cavan Road, Kangaroo Valley in October and November 2013 no work will be carried out during the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival.
Work will start on Wednesday 9 October and is expected to be completed by the end of November 2013.
This work involves installing a new road surface, widening road shoulders, installing drains and upgrading existing bus bays, gutters and property accesses. The work will improve road safety, extend the life of the road and reduce future maintenance costs.
Work on Moss Vale Road will be carried out in three sections over the seven weeks, starting from:
- Hampden Bridge to Bendeela Road
- Bendeela Road to Upper Kangaroo Valley Road; and then
- Upper Kangaroo Valley Road to Cavan Road.
Work will be carried out between 7am and 5pm Monday to Friday and between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays. During work hours Moss Vale Road will be reduced to one lane. Portable traffic lights and traffic controllers will be in place to guide traffic through the worksite. Both lanes will be open to traffic outside of work hours.
Access to properties within the work site will be maintained but motorists exiting driveways should take care and follow the direction and flow of traffic.
There may be some temporary changes to bus stops and footpaths. Changes will be clearly signposted and pedestrians should follow the direction of traffic controllers. Parking near Hampden Bridge and the Barrangarry Store will be reduced during the first stage of work.
Motorists are asked to follow all temporary signposting, speed limits and traffic control measures and should expect some minor delays.
Roads and Maritime apologises for any inconvenience this essential work may cause and every effort will be made to minimise the impacts.
Roads and Maritime Services Southern Region covers approximately seven per cent of NSW, extending from the Wollongong Local Government Area in the north, to the Upper Lachlan local government area and the ACT border in the west, and to the Victorian border in the south (including the Snowy Mountains). Some 95 per cent of the region is classified as rural.
The topography of the region is diverse ranging from the eastern highlands of the Great Dividing Range, including the Illawarra Escarpment in the north, and Mt Kosciusko and the snow fields in the south west, and a beautiful coastline that includes many areas covered in rainforest.
The economy of the region is centred on tourism and primary production including coal and agriculture.
The region's road network serves the movement of these products to export terminals and caters to a wide range of freight and passenger-car trips.
Southern Region manages:
- 2361 kilometres of State Roads and National Highways.
- Funding for maintenance and rehabilitation works carried out by councils on 1959 kilometres of regional roads.
- 793 bridges.
- 236 sets of traffic signals.
Key road links in the region include
- Princes Highway, Mount Ousley Road and F6 Southern Freeway connecting Sydney to the Victorian border.
- Hume Highway linking Sydney to the Victorian border.
- Kings Highway connecting Canberra and Batemans Bay.
- Monaro Highway connecting Canberra to the Victorian border.
- Memorial Drive (formerly the Northern Distributor) connecting the northern suburbs of Wollongong between North Wollongong and Bulli.
- Main Road 92 has recently been sealed between Nowra and Nerriga.
- Sea Cliff Bridge is a local connector bridge linking the villages of Coalcliff and Coledale.
- Picton Road connecting the Hume Highway to Mt Ousley Road.
- The Remembrance Driveway
- Roads and Maritime Services Strategy for major heavy vehicle rest areas on key rural freight routes in NSW (PDF, 2.5MB)
Contact southern region
Phone: 131 782
Post: PO Box 477 Wollongong NSW 2520
Southern Regional Manager
Brad Turner has worked for Roads and Maritime Services for 10 years. During this time, Brad has worked in industrial relations, strategic infrastructure and on regional projects.
Brad has represented Roads and Maritime Services on projects such as Sydney's World Youth Day, Sydney Harbour Bridge 75th Anniversary, six New Year's Eve celebrations, and the APEC forum.