George Bass Drive at Lilli Pilli will be closed for about three months while Eurobodalla Council undertakes major earthworks as part of a road safety upgrade.
George Bass Drive will be closed between Grandfathers Gully Road and Denise Drive from 7am Monday 21 June to Friday 24 September. Commuters will need to use Tallgums Way and The Ridge Road to access either side of the closure, which will have reduced speed limits of 50km/hr and 60km/hr.
Eurobodalla Council’s infrastructure services director Warren Sharpe said the 1km extra detour added about 2-3 minutes to trips between Surf Beach and Malua Bay.
“While the closure may cause temporary inconvenience, the volume of earthworks needed for the project requires a large number of heavy plant movements across the existing road,” Mr Sharpe said.
“Closing the road means the work can be completed sooner and far safer than building a road with more than 5,500 vehicles passing through the worksite per day.”
The Council received a $3.8 million Commonwealth Government grant toward the project, which includes removing the tight bends, providing protected right-turn intersections to Grandfathers Gully Road and Denise Drive as well as widened lanes, centreline treatments and shoulders, improved lighting, delineation, protective fencing and provision for a future shared pathway connection. The former road reserve area will be revegetated once the new road is open.
Eurobodalla Council is writing directly to impacted residents between Old Grandfathers Pit Road and Lilli Pilli Road regarding changes to access and bus stops. Emergency services have also been notified.
Above: George Bass Drive will be closed at Lilli Pilli for three months while Eurobodalla Council upgrades the road.