Truck operators are going to have to do without the Pheasant’s Nest  service centre  on the Hume Highway South of Sydney for the next month as a major redevelopment gets underway.

The northbound and southbound service centres on the Hume Highway at Pheasants Nest between Remembrance Driveway and Wilton Road will be closed from the 1st July, ahead of the redevelopment work.

Transport for NSW Regional Director Southern, Jo Parrott, said there will temporarily be no access to the shops or refuelling facilities at both north and southbound service centres from Wednesday 1 July to Sunday 2 August, weather permitting.

“Toilet facilities and limited parking will remain open during the temporary closure of these services while the remainder of the site will be fenced off and closed,” Ms Parrott said.

The closest fuel stations to the southbound service centre for vehicles travelling south are the Shell Service Station at Wilton Road, Wilton, located 5 kilometres north and the Shell Service Station, Old Hume Highway, Balaclava, located 23 kilometres south.

The closest rest area for vehicles travelling southbound on the Hume Highway is located just south of the Bargo off ramp at Yanderra.

The closest fuel stations to the northbound service centre for vehicles travelling north are the BP Service Station at Remembrance Driveway, Bargo, located 7 kilometres south and Douglas Park Service Station at Camden Rd, Douglas Park, located 13 kilometres north.

The closest rest area for vehicles travelling northbound on the Hume Highway is at Berrima.

The Shell Highway Services Centre is the nearest dual access facility for both northbound and southbound vehicles and is located 52 kilometres south of the Pheasants Nest Highway Services Centre on the Hume Highway in Sutton Forest.

Ms Parrott said the shop and refuelling facilities will reopen from Monday 3 August until redevelopment commences.

“The redevelopment work will be staged to minimise impact on customers and the broader community, who will be advised of the redevelopment work in advance of the work occurring,” Ms Parrott said.

“The new highway service centres on both the north and southbound sides will incorporate a modern innovative design that offers a range of refuelling and rest facilities that meet varied customer needs.”

Work is expected to be completed by early 2022.