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18 HOUR CLOSURE ON THE KINGS HIGHWAY AT POOH BEAR CORNER

By Rawhide Kid Part3 - 20 May 2012 4

From the RTA:

The Kings Highway at Pooh Bear Corner, west of Nelligen will be closed to traffic on Wednesday 23 May from 6am until 12am midnight, weather permitting.

This 18 hour closure is needed to safely remove a 1.5 metre high boulder from the mountain. This is the site where a landslip occurred on 20 April 2012.

A geotechnical inspection on 16 May identified the boulder as a potential threat to the road should it move.

Due to the large size of the boulder, which is 25 metres up the mountainside, explosives are needed to shatter the rock into smaller pieces so it can be safely removed. This will require the road to be closed.
The temporary catch fence will need to be removed and then reinstated to allow access and clean up.

During the closure, Eurobodalla Shire Council, who maintains this section of the road for Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), will clear out the catch fence and clear debris from the previous landslide.

Detour
During the closure motorists will be diverted at Braidwood and Batemans Bay.

Light vehicles are advised to use the Braidwood to Nerriga Road (18 kilometres of unsealed road) which joins Turpentine Road to Nowra.

Heavy vehicles are advised to use the Hume Highway or the Snowy Mountains Highway.

Electronic message signs will be inplace advising motorists of the closure and detours.

Motorists should allow additional travel time.

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4 Responses to
18 HOUR CLOSURE ON THE KINGS HIGHWAY AT POOH BEAR CORNER
poetix 6:59 pm 20 May 12

“Supposing a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?”
“Supposing it didn’t,” said Pooh after careful thought.
Piglet was comforted by this.

But I’d rather they blew up the rock…

dvaey 3:43 pm 20 May 12

Good thing for the yelling.. someone in wagga might hear you

DanielK 2:24 pm 20 May 12

Useful to have signs at Bungendore in addition to Braidwood, so vehicles can travel via Tarago directly to Nerriga

DanielK 2:22 pm 20 May 12

Tks RTA. Good proactive work.

Wonder if there are any more dangerous rocks along the pass.

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