The RMS has confirmed the dates for the second closure of Bulli Pass.
The Pass will be closed from 9am on Monday August 28 until Friday November 3.
The Pass will re-open at 3pm on Friday September 29 and close at 9am on Tuesday October 3, to allow traffic to flow during the October long weekend.
The Government will spend another $5 million on essential maintenance, saying it will improve the safety of the road.
“Information collated after the community feedback has been used to help finalise the final traffic management and emergency response plans,” says a spokesperson, “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 re-open the road to motorists.
1.1 kilometres of rock fall protection fencing has already been installed. The remaining 500 meters will be installed during this second closure, along with stabilisation work on the slopes.
The Pass was re-opened twice during the last closure following serious traffic incidents on Mt Ousley- where twice in two weeks trucks overturned, blocking the M1.
The RMS says they will work closely with contractors to re-open the Pass should major incidents again occur on the M1.
Detours will be monitored and emergency patrols will be on standby to keep traffic moving. Detour routes are expected to add between 15 and 30 minutes to travel time.