Second Bulli closure dates confirmed

19 July 2017

After careful consideration of community feedback, the dates for the second closure of Bulli Pass to improve motorists’ safety have now been confirmed.

Roads and Maritime Services said the Pass will be closed from 9am on Monday 28 August until 3pm on Friday 3 November.

“The NSW Government allocated $5 million for this essential maintenance to keep Bulli Pass safely open to motorists in the long term,” the spokesperson said.

“Information collated after the community feedback has been used to help finalise the final traffic management and emergency response plans, minimising the impact on motorists."

“Work will again be carried out in day and night shifts and will be completed as quickly as possible to reopen the road to motorists."

“The Pass will reopen at 3pm on Friday 29 September and close at 9am on Tuesday 3 October to allow traffic to flow during the October long weekend."

“The first stage to install 1.1 kilometres of rock fall protection fencing was completed last year and the remaining 500 metres of fencing will be installed during the second closure, along with stabilisation work on the slopes."

“Just like last year, the safest and most efficient way to complete this work is by closing Bulli Pass."

“Reopening the Pass regularly for peak hours and weekends would more than double the time the road will be closed to motorists due to time spent packing up and setting up and ensuring the road was safe to be reopened.”

“The Pass was reopened three days early during the first Bulli Pass closure thanks to the great work from contractors, despite two re-openings after serious incidents on the M1 Princes Motorway."

“Roads and Maritime Services will continue to work closely with contractors to reopen the Pass if required should major incidents again occur on the M1."

“Detour routes will again be closely monitored as they were during the first closure and tow trucks and emergency patrols are on standby to clear incidents as quickly as possible to keep traffic moving.”

Detour routes are expected to add between 15 to 30 minutes in travel time and motorists are asked to carefully plan their journeys.

The community is again thanked for its patience during the upcoming closure.

A further reminder will be issued before the pass is closed.

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