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A section of Terry Road, between Monmouth and Hedgewood Drive, Box Hill has been closed for possibly the rest of the year as major works begin on raising the road’s surface to prevent further flooding at the culvert crossing.

The road was closed on Tuesday 2nd April. Works will be carried out from Monday to Saturday between 7am and 5pm for a period of 6 to 9 months.

During this time, a detour will be provided for light vehicles and buses via Brindle Parkway, and for heavy vehicles via Mason Road and Old Pitt Town Road.

General Manager of The Hills Shire Council Michael Edgar said this upgrade was necessary after years of road closures on this troublesome stretch of road.

“Over the past six years, Terry Road has been closed twelve times due to flooding,” Mr Edgar said. “We understand that this closure will be frustrating, however the ongoing works will make the road safer and significantly reduce the risk of vehicles getting stuck in floodwaters.

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“The upgrade will also equip Terry Road to support our expanding Box Hill community and the growing number of people using this road, as well as the traffic expected from users of Brindle Parkway Reserve once it has been constructed. We ask residents and commuters to drive to the conditions of the road closure and thank them for their patience.”

During the closure, detours will be in place for light and heavy vehicles. Light vehicles and buses will be detoured via Brindle Parkway and heavy vehicles will be detoured via Mason Road and Old Pitt Town Road. The construction progress is highly dependent on wet weather, as this work is being carried out in an area already prone to flooding. Heavy rain is predicted for the next few days.

There are several major road projects currently under way in the Box Hill area. Design work for the $75.5million upgrade of Boundary Road by The Hills and Hawkesbury Councils is also now underway. When completed Boundary Rd will be widened to four lanes between Windsor Road and Old Pitt Town Road.

There will be Boundary Road bridge over the Killarney Chain of Ponds, traffic signals at the intersection of Boundary Road, Commercial Road and Brocklebank Street, a roundabout at the intersection of Boundary Road, Harkness Road and Brahman Road, traffic signals at the intersection of Boundary Road, Menin Road and George Street and traffic signals at the intersection of Boundary Road and Old Pitt Town Road.

Hills Shire Council is currently upgrading the intersection of Fontana Drive, Terry Road and Old Pitt Town Road, Box Hill to a signalised intersection.

The works, which are due for completion in March 2025, will result in:
• new traffic lights,
• widening of Old Pitt Town Road,
• a 60m right turn lane on Fontana Drive,
• shoulder pavement
• safety barriers on both sides of Old Pitt Town Road
• new footpaths, street lighting and landscaping.

Works to upgrade the intersection of Edwards and Annangrove Road, Box Hill / Rouse Hill are also due for completion in March 2025 and will include a roundabout.

For more information and project updates, visit and look up the project’s name.

Bev Jordan

Bev Jordan studied journalism at Harlow College in the UK.  She achieves a Diploma in Journalism from the National Council for the Training of Journalists. After migrating to Australia at the end of 1984, she took up a Senior Journalist position with Cumberland Newspapers, based on the Parramatta Advertiser. She has since worked on the Daily Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald and was a lecturer in Journalism at Macleay College in Sydney. Bev returned to Cumberland Newspapers (NewsLocal) and worked for 30 years covering all different mastheads, including Mosman Daily, Mount Druitt Standard and finally Hills Shire Times for the last 17 of those years. Bev’s passion has always been local community journalism.  She says “As a journalist, I have always seen it as my job to inform, inspire and involve.  I am a passionate advocate for organisations and people making a difference to the world around them. Connectedness is so important to the health of an individual but also to a community, no matter how small or large.

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