Safety is the number one priority for Snowy Hydro. To ensure the safety of the public and Snowy 2.0 construction workers, there are several access restrictions in place within Kosciuszko National Park.
With Snowy 2.0 well underway, there will be localised traffic impacts and restrictions at times. This includes an increase in car and truck movements, particularly on the Snowy Mountains Highway between Cooma, Adaminaby and Tumut, and in Cooma around the Polo Flat industrial area.
Please exercise caution when driving near trucks and watch out for changed conditions on the roads. For details of the Snowy 2.0 oversized loads schedule, regularly visit the website of our principal contractor Future Generation Joint Venture. For more information about overtaking heavy vehicles and oversize loads, visit the Transport for NSW website.
A number of slow vehicle turnout bays have been created along the Snowy Mountains Highway, so trucks can pull in and provide cars with an opportunity to safely overtake.
The following recreational areas are currently OPEN to the public:
- Talbingo Reservoir (note, some intermittent delays at boat ramp)
- Tantangara Reservoir (except the western foreshore)
- Tantangara Road
The following areas are currently CLOSED:
- Lobs Hole Ravine Road and Lobs Hole camping area.
- Wallace Creek Lookout on Lobs Hole Ravine Road.
- Quarry Trail Road on the western side of Tantangara Reservoir.
Note, there will be some temporary access disruptions to the Tantangara Reservoir boat ramp. Access to the boat ramp will be maintained at all other times.
There will also be an increase in construction traffic, including heavy vehicles, along Tantangara Road. Construction traffic will be speed limited to 50km/hr. As always, please drive to the conditions.
For further information, refer to the National Parks and Wildlife website.
Snowy Hydro thanks you for your patience during this time.