Local bus companies have made adjustments to deal with next week’s closure of Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Clifton.
Premier Illawarra Operations and Rostering Manager David Cratchley says they’re doing all they can to keep people connected, as the north of the Northern Illawarra is cut off at Clifton while new piping is installed under the road.
Public and school buses will run to normal times between Scarborough Public School and Wollongong.
North of the closure, a shuttle service will run between Clifton School of Arts and Stanwell Park every 15 minutes. This leaves a gap of 500 meters between busses, and the RMS says pedestrians will be able to walk through.
However, commuters are being encouraged to take a train around the closure, with all busses stopping at Thirroul Station, where commuters can re-join the bus service.
“We are doing the best we can,” says David. “Notices of the extra services are being handed out on busses at the moment. We wanted to add another four busses to help people deal with the road’s closure, but they Government wouldn’t spend the extra money.”