Early work starts on Foxground and Berry bypass

19 March 2014

Early work starts on Foxground and Berry bypass

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward today announced that early work has commenced on the Princes Highway Foxground and Berry bypass immediately to the south of Toolijooa Road to prepare for major work on the 11.6 kilometre upgrade between Toolijooa Road and Schofields Lane.

“The Foxground and Berry bypass aims to improve safety and travel time for all road users and the project is racing ahead with early work now under way in conjunction with work on the Gerringong upgrade,” Mr Ward said.

“The NSW Government is committed to growing and improving the state’s road network and in this year's State budget announced a $5.1 billion investment to build and maintain critical road and maritime infrastructure.

“The Foxground and Berry bypass is a key element of this year’s budget with $19 million in funding allocated to complete planning and award the detailed design and construction contract for this important project.

“Another $115 million was allocated to continue work on the Gerringong upgrade.

“Fulton Hogan has been engaged to carry out the preparatory work at the northern end of the project, including site preparation, earthwork, site restoration and temporary landscaping. “Early work is expected to be completed by June, weather permitting, with the remainder of the bypass to be built after the design and construct contract is awarded in the middle of the year.

“The upgrade includes a bypass of the existing winding highway at Foxground and a bypass of Berry with interchanges provided for access either side of Berry.

“The upgrade will provide significant safety, traffic flow and travel time improvements and motorists will also benefit from flood free access to Berry,” Mr Ward said.

More information is available on the project website at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/fbb or by calling the project information line, toll free on 1800 506 976.

The Foxground and Berry bypass is scheduled to be completed in 2018, weather permitting.

MEDIA: Gareth Ward 0401 499 933 or Ben Blackburn 0423 466 358

View the original media release (PDF).

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