Barrengarry Mountain, north of Kangaroo Valley repair work

Transport for NSW is carrying out natural disaster recovery work on Moss Vale Road at Barrengarry Mountain. As part of this work, there will be traffic changes on Moss Vale Road. We will keep the community updated as the project progresses.

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JUN 2022

JUN 2022Access restored at Barrengarry Mountain from Friday 1 July

Restricted access will be restored to Kangaroo Valley from the north west on Moss Vale Road at Barrengarry Mountain from Friday 1 July, weather permitting.

Two lanes will be open from 5pm returning to the speed limit of 60 km/h.

Two sections of the road will be open with single lane access only while work continues. Traffic control and reduced speed limit of 40 km/h will be in place at these locations.

Road users are advised to allow five minutes additional travel time, drive to the conditions, and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.

Work towards restoring two lane access is ongoing and is expected to take up to two months in some sections to complete, weather permitting. Future night work and further planned road closures will be required. We will continue to keep you updated as this work progresses.

While interim repair works have been completed at some sites to allow opening of the road, there are additional locations that still require long-term restoration over the next two years. We will update the community as planning for full restoration works continue.

Now that Moss Vale road is open to traffic from 5pm on Friday 1 July, motorists will be able to drive to their destination. Berrima Buslines will continue to provide the additional route 810 bus services for another week during this transition period. This service will stop after the last trip on Friday 8 July. We will adjust the additional services timetable in the coming days.

Transport for NSW reminds road users to remain patient at traffic control points for the safety of workers and the travelling community.

JUN 2022

JUN 2022Restricted access restored at Barrengarry Mountain from July

Transport for NSW will restore restricted access to Moss Vale Road at Barrengarry Mountain by the end of July provided no further issues are discovered during the ongoing repair work.

At this stage, work is progressing quicker than planned and some access to Kangaroo Valley from the north west will be in place from the end of July, weather permitting.

There are three major sites that need to be repaired before access can be restored including a 50 metre section where the road has completely slipped away. More than 235 soil nails have been installed at the other two sites, however both sites require a lot more work to make them suitable for traffic.

At the major road embankment failure site we have built our way down to the foundation, stabilising the face of the excavation with over 50 soil nails and more than 100 square metres of reinforcing mesh and concrete. This week work also started on repairing the bridge foundation so the road can be rebuilt.

All options for restricted access will be considered, including night closures while work continues, or single lane access under stop/slow traffic control if work methodologies permits.

The shuttle bus services will remain in place until restricted access can be provided for road users.

We will continue to keep you updated as this work progresses and inform community and road users of further restricted access details once the results of this ongoing work are known.

APR 2022

APR 2022Additional community shuttle bus services

From Monday 2 May additional shuttle bus services will be available for the community now linking the Southern Highlands with Kangaroo Valley. The up to date timetable and further information can be found in the bus timetable (PDF, 819Kb). This is a free service.

Slope stability restoration work started on Monday 11 April, with three main areas of safety concern identified.

Initial work has included soil nailing which involves drilling long metal “nails” into the slope bed covered with high strength wire mesh and concrete to further reinforce the slope.

We are working as quickly as possible to reduce impacts on the community and appreciate your continued support as we work to restore safe access through this area.

We will continue to keep you updated as this work progresses.

If you have any questions in relation to the day to day operation of the shuttle bus services please contact Berrima Buslines (Mittagong depot office) on 48713211 or via email info@berrimabuslines.com.au.

APR 2022

APR 2022Community shuttle bus for Kangaroo Valley

From Tuesday 19 April a shuttle bus service will be available for the community linking Kangaroo Valley with the Southern Highlands. Timetable and further information can be found in the bus timetable (PDF, 819Kb). This is a free service.

Slope stability restoration work started on Monday 11 April, with three main areas of safety concern identified.

Transport and a specialist slope stability contractor will work together on the identified sites prioritising safe access for local community up the mountain pass.

This is a complex process and requires further extensive investigation and preparation. With more predicted wet weather in the coming weeks impacting current work and timeframes, Transport will continue its planning for improved transport options for the local community maintaining safety for our customers and workers as a top priority.

Transport expects it will take up to six months to restore access at Barrengarry Mountain. This may change as further assessments are carried out.

We are working as quickly as possible to reduce impacts on the community and appreciate your continued support as we work to restore safe access through this area.

We will continue to keep you updated as this work progresses.

Barrengarry Mountain, north of Kangaroo Valley repair work

APR 2022

APR 2022Barrengarry Mountain is closed until further notice

Limited access was restored at Barrengarry Mountain just north of Kangaroo Valley on 18 March for emergency services and school children to be able to meet their school bus. It will take up to six months to restore access at Barrengarry Mountain.

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