Moss Vale Road repair work
Transport for NSW is working to repair damage on Moss Vale Road caused by severe weather events during 2022 and make the road more resilient to future natural disaster events.
Transport is prioritising the repair work as part of the recovery response across the state’s road network following the severe weather events of last year.
Record-breaking rainfall during 2022 caused widespread damage to sections of Moss Vale Road.
Rain gauges at Beaumont measured double the average annual rainfall in 2022, making it the wettest year on record. Both March and July last year saw particularly heavy rain, receiving four and six times the average rainfall totals respectively.
As a direct result of this rainfall, Transport for NSW added a total of 50 sites to its natural disaster recovery project register.
Since these natural disasters struck, Transport has made significant progress:
- completed repairs at 21 sites, with repairs in progress at another eight sites
- carried out additional maintenance to clear landslip material from the road and stormwater drains
- performed detailed investigations to assist with planning and designing repairs on more complex sites.
Our geotechnical team continue to monitor all active sites until repairs are completed.
Many of the landslip sites require complex repairs.
Transport will engage specialist contractors to complete repairs that, depending on each site, could include:
- removing loose rocks, soil and trees
- stabilising and adding strength to the damaged slope
- upgrading stormwater drains
- repairing road surfaces and replacing guardrails.
Some factors are out of our control and can cause delays to our progress:
- Weather - heavy rain and storms could make working conditions unsafe.
- Workload – the statewide increase in demand for qualified contractors, equipment and resources could mean longer timeframes for repairs.
- Worksite – the steep site and narrow site could create some unexpected challenges.
Transport follows a thorough process before starting natural disaster recovery repairs. This process includes:
- geotechical, biodiversity and heritage surveys
- design planning
- environmental assessment
- final design
Transport for NSW added a total of 50 sites on Moss Vale Road to its natural disaster recovery project register.
- June 2023 - Two more lanslip sites repaired near Cambewarra Mountain (PDF, 477.61 KB)
Work has been completed at two more landslip damage sites on Moss Vale Road near Cambewarra Mountain.
- May 2023 - Repairs progressing on landslip sites near Cambewarra Mountain (PDF, 633.83 KB)
Work begins on Monday 5 June 2023 to repair two landslip sites near Cambewarra Mountain.
- May 2023 - First stage begins to restore full road access to Cambewarra Mountain (PDF, 304.3 KB)
Work begins on Wednesday 17 May 2023 to repair the first of seven landslip sites on Cambewarra Mountain.
29 May 2023
Repair work progressing on Cambewarra Mountain
5 May 2023
Work starts on permanent repairs to Cambewarra Mountain.
29 Jun 2022
Moss Vale Road reopens at Barrengarry Mountain.
12 May 2022
Cambewarra Mountain reopened with improved access.
- 29 April 2022
Works to boost Barrengarry Mountain access.
7 April 2022
Work continues to ensure safe access to Kangaroo Valley.
18 Mar 2022
Moss Vale Road update.
For further information about this project, please contact:
Mail: Moss Vale Road repair work, PO Box 477, Wollongong NSW 2520
Phone: 02 4421 1610