Safety upgrade work completed at South Nowra

25 August2014

Work has finished on a $3 million upgrade to widen the Princes Highway between Parma Road and Forest Road at South Nowra.

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock said the Baird Government provided $18 million in 2013/14 to complete the $62 million 6.3 kilometre upgrade on the Princes Highway at South Nowra.

“The South Nowra Princes Highway upgrade involved providing four lanes to improve road safety and traffic flow,” Mrs Hancock said.

“Local residents and members of the business community raised safety concerns about the need for the northbound shoulder to be widened between Parma and Forest roads.

“This work was not initially included in the scope of the upgrade but in response to the concerns from the community and local businesses, I was pleased to secure the additional funds to carry out the works required.

“The Baird Government provided the additional $3 million to widen the northbound lanes to provide a 2.5 metre shoulder.

“Widening the shoulder ensures motorists who need to stop have a wide enough area to leave the road safely at this location.

“Work to upgrade the highway between Parma and Forest roads started in late 2013 but was suspended during the Christmas and New Year and Easter holidays earlier this year to minimise the impact on holiday traffic.

“The new road shoulder also provides for on road cycle facilities.”

Line marking work finished last week.

"The work is part of the Baird Government’s committed to improving safety for local and visitng motorists who use the Princes Highway each day," Mrs Hancock said.

“Motorists are thanked for their patience while this work was carried out.”

MEDIA: Luke Sikora 0408 681 294

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