Countdown on to official opening of Princes Hwy

11 March 2014

Countdown on to official opening of Princes Highway upgrade at South Nowra

The countdown is on to the official opening of the Princes Highway upgrade at South Nowra with final touches being put on the improvements between Kinghorne Street and Forest Road.

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock said the NSW Government had provided $18 million this year to complete the $62 million upgrade of 6.3 kilometres of the highway to four lanes to improve road safety and traffic flow.

"The upgrade is part of the NSW Government's commitment to provide safe, efficient and high quality infrastructure to the community and businesses of the South Coast," Mrs Hancock said.

By the end of this week, it is expected work will be completed to install safety barriers to reduce crash risk and coloured road surfaces at various locations to clearly define bus bays and the cycleway.

All signs and landscaping are expected to be completed by the end of March, weather permitting.

"The road has been open to traffic since before Christmas to ensure motorists could easily travel through the area during one of the busiest times of year.

"The work being carried out now will ensure safety for road users and clear direction for motorists travelling through the upgrade.

"Work at the southern end of the upgrade to widen the shoulder on the northbound side of the highway between Parma and Forest roads is continuing and is expected to be completed in June, weather permitting.

“The slow lane which is closed to carry out this work will reopen before the Easter holiday to minimise traffic disruptions.

"Roads and Maritime Services thank the community for their patience while this important upgrade is finalised," Mrs Hancock said.

MEDIA: Luke Sikora 0408 681 294

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