The Wool Road to reopen 5pm Monday 1 July

Published on 01 July 2024

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Temporary works to repair a sink hole on The Wool Road at Old Erowal Bay have progressed beyond expectation and the road will reopen to the public at 5pm today.

The opening of The Wool Road will allow residents to once again travel directly between Vincentia and St Georges Basin/Sanctuary Point. No detour via Tomerong will be necessary.

Carey McIntyre, Director City Services, said the road had been closed for more than three weeks following the extreme rain event on Thursday 6 June.

“Thanks to good weather and the mobilisation of hard-working crews we’ve been able to compete the works 10 days ahead of schedule,” Mr McIntyre said.

“I’d like to thank the community for their understanding under trying conditions. The detours have added extra time to many people’s day and we’re very grateful for the support of locals over the past three weeks.”

The completed works included:

  • Removal of existing steel arch culvert and installation of temporary pipes.
  •  Backfilling of temporary pipes to provide support to the existing concrete beams.
  • Reinstatement of road pavement to open the road to traffic.

The temporary fix (stage 1) allows The Wool Road to remain open for several months as Council embarks on a permanent solution (stage 2). Detailed road design is now being developed to inform how and when full remediation works on the Wool Road will begin.

Residents are still encouraged to subscribe for updates about the progress of the project on Council’s website.

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