Road surface and traffic improvements on the way for Thirroul


Road surface and traffic improvements on Lawrence Hargrave Drive in Thirroul will be carried out by Transport for NSW from next month to increase traffic efficiency and safety.

The work will include road re-sheeting between Lachlan Street and Hewitts Avenue, as well as asphalt patching from Bulli Pass to Phillip Street.

A Transport for NSW spokesperson said many community members had expressed concern about the road surface condition of this important thoroughfare.

"This much-needed work is part of our planned routine maintenance schedule to ensure we provide a safer and smoother road for our transport customers,” the spokesperson said.

“In addition to the asphalt work, we will take the opportunity to implement traffic efficiency, safety and reliability improvements at Thirroul that will benefit the people who live in the village, as well as passing motorists.

"Safety upgrades will include the relocation of two parking spots from the southbound side of Lawrence Hargrave Drive to the northbound side, resulting in an increase of five spaces.

“The existing southbound bus bay will be relocated about 50 metres north to improve traffic flow. Additionally, two ‘No Stopping’ signs were recently installed at the local access road, known as Hewitts Creek Road.

“Following the road resurfacing and repair, work will also be carried out at two intersections along Lawrence Hargrave Drive at High Street and Wrexham Road, with line-marking to install right-turn bays at both.

“This suite of work will help to ease congestion, improve traffic flow and access to local roads for all transport customers. connections, active and public transport operations.”

The project will be carried out in stages and is expected to be completed by late June 2023.

Asphalting work will take place over five nights with traffic management in place between 8pm and 4am from Monday 5 June, weather permitting.

Transport will keep the community informed as work progresses and will contact affected residents directly.