Plan ahead for two-day  Macquarie Pass closure

Update:

Due to expected wet weather, work scheduled on Macquarie Pass will now be carried out on Wednesday, June 20 and Thursday, June 21 between 9am and 3pm each day.

Roads and Maritime thanks motorists for their patience and apologies for any inconvenience.

Earlier:

Macquarie Pass will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday to allow crews to carry out essential maintenance work.

The pass will be closed from 9am to 3pm on both days.

The maintenance work will include clearing the drains, drilling to inspect underneath the road, inspecting the road surface for faults and impending problems, maintaining vegetation including inspecting and pruning trees, controlling weeds, cleaning and fixing signs and collecting litter.

Walking tracks around Macquarie Pass will not be affected by the closure, however hikers will not be able to access the pass.

Detours for light vehicles will be via Jamberoo Mountain Road. while heavy vehicles will need to use the Hume Highway, Picton Road and the Princes Highway.

Light vehicle drivers will need to allow 10 minutes of additional travel time, while truck drivers will need to allow 20 minutes.