Late last year, the RMS carried out a survey of local residents to help determine the best way to maintain our local roads.
While some of us prefer complete closures, as happened with Bulli Pass, so work can be completed quickly, others want longer-term partial closures, so traffic continues to flow while the work is carried out.
93 people took the time to respond to the RMS survey – almost half were from Stanwell Park- with much of the proposed work scheduled for the Bald Hill area.
A spokesman for the RMS says just over half of the Stanwell Park respondents also indicated a preference for night closures, with a further 18% stating they would prefer a combination of night and day closures.
Taken together 71% of the respondents from Stanwell Park would like to at least try night closures. 29% preferred day closures only.
“When asked “If you prefer a day closure, would you like Roads and Maritime to open the road to traffic at scheduled intervals during the day? Please bear in mind that because of the interruption to work, this would likely mean that all closures would then be for two days rather than one.” – A majority of all respondents, as well as of Stanwell Park, said yes.”
As the majority of respondents indicated a preference for closures at night, or at least a trial of night closures, the next closure of Lawrence Hargrave Drive is scheduled to take place from 8pm to 4am. This closure will also include initial work to stabilise the slope, so will occur over four nights from Monday 19thto Thursday 22 February.
The noisiest work will occur on Monday night while workers clear trees underneath power lines.
“We have taken steps to minimise the noise generated. Due to the type of work involved we need to complete all the work in the one night.
“Residents will also receive information from Endeavour Energy about this work.”
The RMS has vowed to monitor the impact of this closure on residents before making a decision on future works.
The RMS has thanked respondents for taking the time to complete the survey.