With Christmas only two weeks away, the closure of the Princes Highway and Kings Highway near the holiday region has hit hard for many families and the freight industry.
The usual four-hour trip from Sydney to Batemans Bay doubled to eight hours when taking a detour through Canberra and Bega.
While the Princes Highway reopened on Monday evening, December 9, the Kings Highway and Araluen Road remained closed on Tuesday.
Before the Princes Highway was reopened, Transport for NSW had to assess the damage.
About 50 road signs and hundreds of guide posts over 35 kilometres of highway were damaged by the fire, Transport for NSW Manager of Maintenance Delivery Janaka Subasinghe said.
Forestry Corporation organised bulldozers, excavators and harvesting machines.
Far South Coast SES volunteers brought their chainsaws.
Mr Subasinghe said arborists worked at the scene, aswell as engineers assessing the road's surface and environmental staff checking damage to flora and fauna.
He said while the road was safe, it was "not 100 per cent safe" due to the damage.
Therefore, an 80km/h speed limit was being enforced on the Princes Highway from Dolphin Point to North Batemans Bay, and a 40km/h speed limit at Termeil.
SES volunteers from the Far South Coast cluster worked to remove hazardous trees at Bawley Point, Kiola and Benandarah areas.
Moruya SES unit commander Chris Zammit said volunteers used chainsaws to remove trees before council or RMS pushed them into piles to be more easily maintained.
He said SES teams were on standby.
He believed the road closures would have a "huge" effect on the economy.
Transport for NSW said it had worked closely with the freight industry to ensure essential supplies could reach areas of need.
Before the Princes Highway reopened, a 12-vehicle convoy travelled under Police escort, carrying heavy machinery required for urgent fire containment work in the Milton area as well as four un-laden fuel tankers travelling to Kurnell for fuel to be used by RFS.