15 May 2008

Accident on the Clyde

| V twin venom
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Motorists should be advised that a truck incident has closed the Kings Highway in the area of the Clyde Mountain. Traffic is affected in both directions and delays can be expected.

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Good question, the Clyde was always hard graft and for ages you had to put your car on a punt to get across the Clyde river, no such problems on the Nerriga Road. I heard that the way it goes between two major national parks (Morton and Budawang) was why they didn’t tar it with the gas pipeline. Great to hear it’s happening finally.

Araluen is one of the forgotten regions of NSW, I think it’s even forgotten a lot by its own local council.

MR92 is maybe half to two thirds done and if the newly sealed parts are anything to go by will be a very nice wide road they’re making very strong progress, don’t remember seeing much in the way of double lanes however.
I am told it was once the main way of getting wool down to jervis bay from Yass/Goulburn it makes you wonder why they decided to make the clyde the main road down to the coast in the region.
Next they need to run the kings hwy down the araluen, won’t happen though geting the NSW government to spend money outside of Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong (thats what the buggers in sydney still think NSW stands for) is like getting blood from a stone.

That’s rather weird, double lanes and then dirt! I don’t give a bugger about dirt but people tend to. but if Tarago was linked to the Nerriga road, and it was all tar, what an awesome coast road. Sounds like it’s on the way.
And, one can stop at the Tarago pub (the loaded dog) which is an absolute corker of a pub.

i think there is still a part of the mr92 that is still unsealed from the last time i went not long ago. The part that is sealed is awesome though, double lanes with steel wire seperating oncoming traffic and no one else on the road cause no one has any idea it’s been fixed up!!!

I thought they were tarring it so the concrete trucks could feed the construction of the nuke plant at Jervis Bay?

That’s good to know. Years ago, when we were lining up local people to help with the pipeline, I discovered the Nerriga road was to be tarred, but they didn’t do it!
I didn’t know about the roads form Tarago to Nerriga were already so good, it’s a pain going all the way to Braidwood and then hanging a left, makes it quite a bit longer.

It is a great idea to make the road more usable for trucks, as all the other routes are dangerous. this one’s gentle.

V twin venom3:17 pm 15 May 08

Yep, thats the plan ant. MR92 is the RTA identifier for Nerriga Road which starts at Braidwood, goes through Nerriga, continues across the Endrick River and becomes Turpentine Road. You can already drive sealed roads (at least I think it’s all sealed now) from Tarago to Nerriga via Cullulla Road and Oallen Forde Road.

Is MR92 the Nerriga road, Vtwin? South of Tarago is Bungendore. I use that road to get to Sydney sometimes (Bungendore, then through to Tarago). Having the Nerriga road tarred and accessible from Bung/Tarago would be amazing.

Nerriga’s got a nice pub, too!

V twin venom2:45 pm 15 May 08

Oh, and the road is open again.

V twin venom2:33 pm 15 May 08

Try MR 92 now ant. Road works are under way (not before time) and the day will come that it becomes a B double route linking Port Kembla etc to the rail link to Melbourne. I think the main route once above the mountains will be to the south of Tarago (Collector Road.

It’s tough for trucks to get down to the seaboard. You’ve got Mt Ousley (steep), Kangaroo Valley (horrible, twisty and steep), the Clyde (horrible, twisty and steep) and Brown Mountain (slightly less horrible).

There’s one road I know that has barely any gradient at all, the Turpentine road that goes through Nerriga and comes out at Nowra or Wandanian. They were meant to tar it when the gas pipeline went through, but didn’t, which makes it a slower proposition and sometimes the surface is like a giant golf ball. But it’s unique in that you aren’t climbing down a giant rock face, it’s a gentle descent that you hardly even notice. I’d be great if they’d tar it, and extend it to Tarago.

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