Have your say on proposed road closures at Clyde Mountain NSW

ROADS and Maritime Services (RMS) has invited truck drivers and community members to provide feedback on closures needed on the Kings Hwy at Clyde Mountain in New South Wales for slope stabilisation work.

"RMS is planning work to stabilise the mountain between Pooh's Corner and the top of Clyde Mountain to reduce the risk of further landslips and to ensure the road remains open to motorists and other road users," an RMS spokesperson said.

Emergency work to stabilise the mountain was carried out about a year ago when about 1400 tonnes of rock and debris slid down the mountainside during heavy rain.

RMS carried out a broad geotechnical assessment of the site and Clyde Mountain which looked at existing rock fall protection measures and assessed the stability of the mountain.

"The investigations found a need to improve the safety and stability of the slopes above the road and identified solutions to minimise the potential for future landslides," the spokesperson said.

"The work proposed includes the removal of loose rock and vegetation and preparation of the slope for the installation of more permanent measures to prevent rock falls.  

"Due to the narrow road and need for large machinery for the work it is proposed to close the road from 7.30am Tuesday mornings to 5pm Thursday afternoons for about five weeks from late May to early June.

"The midweek closures are proposed to minimise the impact to motorists, while still allowing the essential work to be completed safely," the spokesperson said.

RMS is flexible on the start and finish time for the closures and will make a final decision based on community feedback.

Feedback can be provided by contacting Project Manager, Nicole Bailey by mail at PO Box 670, Moruya, 2537 by email at kings.highway@rms.nsw.gov.au or by phone on (02) 4474 7550 until Wednesday April 24.


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