Safety improvements set to start at Jigamy Farm

17 July 2013

Safety improvements set to start at Jigamy Farm

Member for Bega Andrew Constance is pleased to announce that motorists will soon have safer access to Jigamy Farm from the Princes Highway south of Eden with safety improvement work expected to start in late September.

“This road upgrade is critical for Eden and is further evidence of the work O’Farrell Government is doping to help the community.

“I particularly want to again thank Pastor Ossie Cruse for his advocacy.

“The NSW Government has allocated $1.3 million to improve access for motorists turning into and out of the farm and for motorists travelling on the Princes Highway,” Mr Constance said.

“The safety upgrade includes widening the Princes Highway near Jigamy Farm by about eight metres to provide a dedicated right turn lane.  Work to widen the left shoulder will be carried out to provide more room for traffic to pass motorists turning left into the Farm.

 “Work will be carried out for about 600 metres along the highway around the junction with the Jigamy Farm access road.  A bus pull over area will also be provided on each side of the highway.

“Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) staff were in Eden this week talking with key stakeholders about the improvements. Community consultation was carried out in 2012.

“The Review of Environmental Factors (REF) is now being finalised with work expected to start in late September or early October.

“The safety upgrade is expected to be completed by the end of the year, weather permitting,” Mr Constance said.

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Safety improvements set to start at Jigamy Farm

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