Slope remediation to soon get underway on Hawkesbury Road near Hawkesbury Heights

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Work to repair three slopes on Hawkesbury Road that were damaged during flooding in 2022 is about to get under way.

Transport for NSW Regional Director West Alistair Lunn said the work at Hawkesbury Heights, to be carried out about two kilometres east of Roberts Parade, would help restore Hawkesbury Road to pre-flood capacity.

“This is a complex job that includes installing erosion and sediment controls along the damaged slopes and setting up and packing up traffic control for each shift that the works crew will be present,” Mr Lunn said.

“Crews will remove loose rocks from the area, drill and install rock bolts to stabilise the slopes and secure the outer rock face to underlying material to help prevent further damage.

“Some vegetation will be cleared to safely complete this job, but a number of trees will be planted at appropriate locations to replace those that are removed.

“Extreme weather events in 2021 and 2022 had a devastating impact on many roads across regional NSW and this work at Hawkesbury Heights is just further evidence of our ongoing commitment to completing the enormous repair job.”

Contractor Ventia will carry out the work on behalf of Transport for NSW, with crews working from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and from 8am to 1pm on Saturday.

Work will start on Monday 20 May and take 11 weeks to complete, weather permitting.

There will also be some night work needed to safely transport large plant to and from the site, with the community to be informed before any night work begins.

There will be no work on Sundays and public holidays.

Some changed traffic conditions including single lane closures and contra flow will be in place during working hours and motorists are advised to allow up to 10 minutes of extra travel time.

Transport for NSW thanks the community for their patience while this important work is carried out.

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