Bulli Pass has reopened to traffic one week early as the second stage of work to install a rock fall protection barrier nears completion.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast, Gareth Ward said it’s a great win for the thousands of motorists who use the road locally and to travel to and from Sydney each day.
“The NSW Government invested $5 million to design and install the 1.1 kilometre innovative rock fall protection barrier system to improve safety for motorists,” says Gareth.
“The barrier is the longest of its type in Australia and has been designed in consultation with specialist geotechnical engineers and a leading Swiss landslide and rock fall barrier manufacturer.”
An additional $130,000 was invested to improve safety for motorists, in particular motorcyclists, at the hairpin bend on Bulli Pass.
Work also included more than $1 million of slope stabilisation work at five separate locations under the road, upgrades to the safety ramp and essential maintenance.
Mr Ward has thanked those who worked around the clock so work could be carried out as quickly as possible.
“Thanks to their efforts and dry weather in the area the road could be re-opened one week ahead of schedule,” Mr Ward said.
“Although rain in the past 24 hours has prevented line marking on two small sections of the road, this will not impact on motorist safety.
“Completion of minor line marking will be done at night outside peak travel times and with minimal disruption to motorists, when weather permits.
“I would also like to thank the local community forpatience during the two stage road closure while this important safety project was delivered.”