Last update: 22/5/2013 2:18PM
KINGS HIGHWAY PLANNED CLOSURES
The Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) has advised that the Kings Highway will be CLOSED for slope stabilisation works commencing Tuesday 28th May 2013. The highway will be closed to all traffic from 8am each Tuesday until 5pm Thursday for a period of up to 5 weeks (weather permitting).
As a result of this announcement Eurobodalla Shire Council will also close the Araluen Road during this period (local residents’ access only).
If you intend to travel to Monga or Deua National Parks during this closure period, we advise that access to the following destinations will not be possible:
• Bakers Flat, Deua River, Dry Creek Camping Areas from the Araluen Road
• Bendethera – via Dry Creek FT (access from the east and west will be unaffected)
• The lower Corn Trail carpark via the Misty Mountain Road
• Yellow Flower FT and Knowles Road from the Araluen Road.
For more information please contact the RMS on 4474 7550.
ROAD CLOSURE - LITTLE SUGARLOAF ROAD
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) advises that Little Sugarloaf Road (between the intersections of Western Boundary Rd and German Creek Rd) in Deua National Park will be CLOSED to all traffic from Monday 13th May 2013 for a period of 2 weeks. The road will be re-opened for weekend traffic only from 4:30pm Friday 17th May and will be closed again from 8:00am Monday 20th May until works are complete. Alternative access to (and from) Bendethera will be via German Creek and Comerang Roads. This road closure is required to carry out essential road works that are a result of previous flood damage. For more information please contact the NPWS Narooma Office on 02 4476 0800.
ROADWORKS MONGAMULA FIRE TRAIL
Essential road maintenance is being carried out on Mongamula Fire Trail in Deua National Park from Wednesday 22 May 2013. The works will involve very heavy machinery working along this section of trail making it difficult for vehicles to pass. The NPWS advises visitors to avoid travelling on this fire trail until Wednesday 19 June 2013 to allow the surface to dry out and stabilise after works have been completed. For further information regarding this bulletin or information on other areas in Far South Coast Region, please contact the NPWS Narooma office on 02 4476 0800.
Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access
NPWS has identified five trails within Deua National Park that are unsuitable for all trailer access, due to the current and increasing cost of road and trail maintenance. This is because of damage to trail drainage structures from the use (or inappropriate use) of 4WDs towing trailers and wheel skidding on steeper sections of trail, lack of traction in wet weather, and towing and winching activities in recovery of stranded vehicles.
The NPWS asks that you keep all trailers away from these identified trails. By doing this you reduce the safety risk to yourself and others, reduce damage to the park environment and your assets, and reduce park maintenance costs – a benefit for us and for you.
These five trails are: Dampier Mountain Fire Trail, Minuma Range Fire Trail, Mongamula Fire Trail, Merricumbene Fire Trail, and Dry Creek Fire Trail. These trails have been sign-posted to show they are not suitable for trailers.
Alternative trailer access to Bendethera camping area is available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera Fire Trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about ½ to 1 hour.
Find out more about trailer access in this park.