Bong Bong Street reopens to traffic

2 August, 2021

Wingecarribee Shire Council has today confirmed that Bong Bong Street in Bowral has reopened to through traffic.

The road had been partially closed since fire destroyed several businesses at the intersection of Bong Bong and Wingecarribee Streets on the evening of 1 July.

“I’d like to thank motorists, shoppers and business owners for the patience shown during the temporary closure,” said Council’s General Manager Lisa Miscamble.

“Public safety was always the key priority as the area was first secured and then fire-impacted buildings de-constructed,” she said.

The road was today fully opened to both north and southbound through traffic.

Parking lanes and pedestrian footpath access however remain temporary restricted.

“These will also be opened as soon as it is safe to do so,” Ms Miscamble added.

Work will continue to be undertaken by the insurer and contractor on de-construction and repair of remaining ground floor fire-impacted businesses and re-development of the site.

“I’d like to also thank Transport for NSW and all the agencies and stakeholders who worked together to re-open the road as swiftly as possible.”