Shoalhaven City Council is advising local residents of the proposed temporary closure of Turpentine Road for two, five day periods in May, from 6am Monday 2 May 2016 to 5pm Friday 6 May 2016, and again from 6am Monday 9 May 2016 to 5pm Friday 13 May 2016 (weather permitting).
The works are part of the ongoing project to seal Turpentine Road from Princes Highway to Braidwood Road.
The section of closed road will extend from approximately 8.6km to 12.9km from the Princes Highway (vicinity of Flat Rock Creek to near Braidwood Road intersection).
During the closure periods, road users will need to detour via BTU Road to access the western end of Turpentine Road.
Director of Assets and Works, Ben Stewart said a drive through of the detour has shown that the extra travel time is 8 minutes under normal traffic conditions.
“The temporary closure is necessary to ensure works on the final stage of the Turpentine Road Upgrade are undertaken in the safest and most efficient way possible,” said Mr Stewart.
“The purpose of the closure is to allow extensive earthworks near Flat Rock Creek bridge to be undertaken.”
“To proceed under single lane traffic control would increase traffic interruptions, as well as increase the risk to road users.”
Mr Stewart said a 60kph speed zone and 10 tonne load limit will remain in force on Turpentine Road until the project is completed.
LED message boards have been set up on both Braidwood Road and Princes Highway on approach to Turpentine Road advising users of the road closure to limit traffic entering into Turpentine Road.
Residents on Turpentine Road will be notified via a letter box drop.
CONTACT: Director of Assets and Works, Ben Stewart - 4429 3298