Work continues to ensure safe access to Kangaroo Valley
7 April 2022
Transport for NSW is taking important steps to ensure safe road access to Kangaroo Valley following significant road damage as a result of major flooding and rainfall in late February.
A Transport for NSW spokesperson said Transport for NSW staff had been on-site 24 hours a day escorting all motorists across Cambewarra Mountain to keep Kangaroo Valley open to residents, businesses and visitors.
“The poor weather and significant damage have meant Barrengarry Mountain north-west of Kangaroo Valley is closed to all traffic,” the spokesperson said.
“Visitors are reminded they can still access Kangaroo Valley from the south-east via Cambewarra Mountain. Whilst Cambewarra Mountain has also been damaged, crews are onsite to escort motorists safely through every half hour with minimal delays being experienced.
“Transport for NSW is working to keep roads open, however the slope issues on Barrengarry Mountain are complex and we have engaged specialist workers to assess the damage and plan repair work.
“This repair work is significant and we are anticipating it could take up to six months to restore access to Barrengarry Mountain. This timeline may change as further assessments are carried out.
“We will continue to keep the community updated on progress and thank them for their patience.
“More than a dozen state roads across the south coast have been impacted by the extreme weather event and further damage is expected over the coming weeks.”
Motorists are reminded that with the closure of Barrengarry Mountain, detours are in place via Hume Motorway, Picton Road and the Princes Highway. Light vehicles can also detour via Jamberoo Mountain Road, adding up to an additional 30 minutes to travel times.
Vehicles over 10 metres, vehicles over 12 tonnes, buses and vehicles towing caravans of any size need to detour via Hume Motorway, Picton Road and M1 Princes Motorway, adding up to an additional 60-90 minutes to travel times.
Transport for NSW is also investigating options to carry out maintenance work on Hampden Bridge while the road is closed to avoid further closures once roads reopen.
It is expected to take up to two years to restore the full length of Moss Vale Road to pre-flood condition.
More information on the project is available at nswroads.work/mossvalerdrepair