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26/02/2008

Road access to the village of Ben Lomond in Ben Lomond National Park will be restricted from 25 February to 24 April 2008 because of roadworks at Jacobs Ladder.

The Parks and Wildlife Service advises that visitors to Ben Lomond may experience delays on weekdays between 7am and 5pm.

PWS Northern Region manager Chris Colley said access would be unaffected outside those times, on weekends and during the Easter holiday from 21-24 March 2008, inclusive.

Mr Colley said the roadworks are being undertaken to ensure the road continues to provide safe access to the village.

"Work will include removing unstable rocks and hazards, rock netting, cleaning and repairing drain structures, repairing crash barriers and resurfacing the road," he said.
"The roadworks have been timed to minimise inconvenience to visitors and to enable the project to be completed ahead of the winter season.

"A significant road failure or rock fall during the snow season would have a much greater impact on commercial operators than any minor inconvenience caused by these planned summer works."

Mr Colley said that for a specific access need, people should contact Parks and Reserves manager, Donna Stanley, on 6336 5286.

Access to Carr Villa is unaffected by these works and will remain open.

The roadworks are part of the PWS strategic asset maintenance program and are costing approximately $200,000.