Great Western Highway at Raglan

Bells Line of Road at Mount Tomah

Following the extreme weather event in March 2021, there have been significant impacts to Bells Line of Road. Transport for NSW is undertaking essential investigation and rehabilitation work to return the road to full capacity.

Ground penetrating radar marks on Bells Line of Road at Mount Tomah – this is the technology we use to see what is going underneath the road

Ground penetrating radar marks on Bells Line of Road at Mount Tomah – this is the technology we use to see what is going underneath the road

Latest news

MAR 2022

MAR 2022Bells Line of Road - update

All travel lanes on the Bells Line of Road are now open following a temporary overnight closure of one lane.

One lane was closed following heavy rainfall while geotechnical investigations could be carried out to check for possible road damage.

A routine road inspection was carried out on the Bells Line of Road near Mt Tomah on Wednesday 2 March following heavy rain in the area and did not identify any issues.

Given the continued heavy rain, another road inspection was organised for Thursday 3 March where concerns were raised about new potential pavement cracking at the site.

As a precautionary measure to ensure customer safety, from 10pm on Thursday a single lane closure came into effect.

Further geotechnical investigations were carried out on Friday and these investigations determined it was safe to reopen all lanes.

This situation will continue to be monitored as the state experiences record rainfall.

For all updates please continue to check https://www.livetraffic.com

DEC 2021

DEC 2021Bells Line of Road repair work ahead of Christmas traffic

On Friday evening 26 November during a routine inspection after recent rainfall, Transport for NSW identified a new crack in the pavement of Bells Line of Road at Mt Tomah, 300m eastbound of the existing failure from the March 2021 flood event.

The road was immediately reduced to a single lane as a precautionary measure until further investigations could be carried out. We will be working between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Sunday and aim to complete the work in 12 days by Sunday 19 December 2021, weather permitting. By working 7 days per week, we can limit our impact to motorists with a goal to open the road before the Christmas holiday period.

For the latest traffic updates, please call 132 701 or visit livetraffic.com.

Ground penetrating radar marks on Bells Line of Road at Mount Tomah

View the December 2021 project notification (PDF, 699Kb) for more information.

View the December 2021 frequently asked questions (PDF, 185kb).

MAY 2021

MAY 2021Bells Line to reopen to two lanes

Bells Line of Road has reopened to two lanes of traffic at Mount Tomah following the removal of concrete barriers overnight.

View the May 2021 community update (PDF, 363Kb) for more information.

MAY 2021

MAY 2021Bells Line of Road reopen

Transport for NSW has completed initial investigations and rehabilitation work, and it is now possible to travel along Bells Line of Road, under changed traffic conditions.

View the May 2021 community update (PDF, 391Kb) for more information.

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Project information

Great Western Highway upgrade Kelso to Raglan Westbound from Napoleon Street

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Project notifications

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December 2021 project notification

Emergency maintenance work on Bells Line of Road at Mount Tomah from Wednesday 8 December 2021.

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Community updates

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May 2021 community update

Bells Line to reopen to two lanes.

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May 2021 community update

Bells Line of Road reopen.

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Phone: 1800 167 499
Email: western.projects@transport.nsw.gov.au

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