The second stage of essential maintenance work to protect the piers at Sea Cliff Bridge along Lawrence Hargrave Drive will commence Monday 13 August 2018.

The NSW Government has provided $3.5 million of funding for work to protect bridge piers and improve slope stability at the northern end of the iconic structure.

Large rocks to be used for the work were transported from Albion Park to Coalcliff for stockpiling from May to late July.

This next stage will involve installing those rocks around the piers at the northern end of Sea Cliff Bridge to protect them from erosion from ocean waves.

About 9,000 tonnes of rock will be used to build the breakwater-like structure around the piers and work is expected to take about four months to complete, weather permitting.

There will be short delays to traffic while heavy vehicles access the site between 8am and 4pm on weekdays. Motorists are advised to plan their journey and allow extra travel time, as delays of up to five minutes are expected.

There will be no exit for vehicles from the southern end of Paterson Road between 8am and 4pm on weekdays. All vehicles will need to exit Paterson Road from the northern end during these hours.

Vehicles can still enter Paterson Road at the southern end. There will be no change to access at the northern end of Paterson Road.

Roads and Maritime Services thanks motorists for their patience during this time.