Tallowa Dam Road repairs to start in February

12 FEBRUARY 2024

Work is about to start to repair the impact of landslides on Tallowa Dam Road, to restore two-way road access to Tallowa Dam and nearby recreational areas.

The main area impacted by landslides is about 20 kilometres from Moss Vale Road, Kangaroo Valley, and about two kilometres from the Tallowa Dam wall.

Repairs will include excavation of the damaged sections of road, installing reinforcement, stabilisation, filling and compacting, and resurfacing the road.

“We understand the importance of Tallowa Dam Road for community access to recreational areas near Tallowa Dam and the Shoalhaven River,” a WaterNSW spokesperson said.

“Our contractor will be starting work on Monday 26 February. The repairs are expected to take about six months to complete, weather permitting.

“We’re doing everything possible to minimise impacts to road users while we carry out the work.

"We aim to keep Tallowa Dam Road open while work is carried out. The current conditions of one lane with automated traffic lights will remain in place.

“When complete, the road will return to being a two-lane road with one lane in each direction.”

The repairs are part of WaterNSW’s Flood Recovery Program. Tallowa Dam Road is essential in providing safe and reliable access for WaterNSW to carry out monitoring and maintenance on this vital piece of water supply infrastructure for Sydney and the Illawarra.

Works will take place from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and 8am to 1pm Saturday. There will be no work on Sundays, public holidays or nightworks.

“We will be continually assessing the environmental conditions of the area,” the spokesperson said. “Temporary full closures may be required at times for the safety of workers and road users.

"Anyone impacted by potential road closures should email the project team on engagement@waternsw.com.au to ensure we can keep you updated of any future impacts.

“We thank the community for their patience while this important work is carried out.”

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