People getting chemotherapy treatment could have their treatment put at risk by next year's closure of Lawrence Hargrave Drive.
That's one of many concerns of Wollongong City Councillor Leigh Colacino, who lives in the northern Illawarra.
Last month Transport for NSW announced plans for two separate four week closures of a 1.6-kilometre section of Lawrence Hargrave Drive between Stanwell Park and Bald Hill.
The closures will allow crews to stabilise the road and reduce the risk of land slips.
Transport for NSW is calling for community feedback before deciding on the final dates for the pair of closures.
Cr Colacino said council will be making a submission on the closure plans.
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At Monday night's council meeting he will be tabling a "22-point plan" made up of concerns raised by residents in the Stanwell Park that he wanted to include in that submission.
These concerns included Stanwell Park residents getting life-saving medical treatment.
"I heard from the people who are on dialysis or are having chemotherapy," Cr Colacino said.
"Where they're going is Cronulla-Sutherland, but they'll have to add 80 kilometres onto their trip to go and have their treatment.
"That's a huge burden when you're already under duress with your body.
"That's a major issue that I don't think had been considered thoroughly enough by Transport for NSW.
"I'm asking that within our letter that we ask Transport for NSW to have that conversation with NSW Health to see if those patients can be better managed."
The councillor also raised concerns about how the closure could delay the response of emergency services - such as Fire and Rescue NSW - to the Stanwell Park area.
"Our emergency response for the northern suburbs is mainly based at Helensburgh," he said.
"I know they say they can open up the road within two hours.
"That's all well and good, but that's how long it take for a house to burn down completely."
There was no question of putting off the work.
Cr Colacino identified it as "critical" to ensure the longevity of one of only three access points over the escarpment.
However he wasn't certain a full closure was the best option.
He suggested spreading the work out over five weeks rather than four could allow for the road to be open for several hours a day.
"Maybe the equipment they're bringing in to do these works could be better sourced do the works could be done in a different manner," he added.