Traffic moved to new northbound lanes at Gerringong
25 August 2014
Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP today advised motorists that work is now complete on the new northbound lanes on the Princes Highway south of Belinda Street.
“One lane in each direction is now open for motorists at this location,” Mr Ward said.
“This is another milestone as part of the $329 million Princes Highway upgrade at Gerringong.
“The NSW Government has provided $329 million to upgrade 7.5 kilometres of the Princes Highway, including two new interchanges which provide access to Gerringong and Gerroa, by mid 2015, weather permitting.
“Last month, traffic was diverted onto the new northbound lanes at the north and south ends of the project, and now traffic has been diverted to the new northbound lanes south of Belinda Street.
“Last week, heavy rain caused damage to the surface of the old Princes Highway.
“Damage to the nearby embankment caused small cracks to appear, reducing the highway to one lane.
“As a result, Roads and Maritime worked with the Environmental Protection Authority to allow work to be carried out around the clock to ensure the new northbound lanes could be completed ahead of schedule.
“The traffic has now been moved to the new northbound lanes much earlier than anticipated which is great news for motorists and the community.
“This is a win for motorists, with traffic issues in the area fixed as quickly as possible.”
Mr Ward said work to build the new southbound lanes has started.
“Work will be carried out between 7am and 6pm weekdays and 8am and 1pm on Saturdays,” Mr Ward said.
“The southbound lanes at this location are expected to open to traffic in early 2015, weather permitting,” Mr Ward said.
“Motorists are thanked for their patience while this work is carried out.”
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.
MEDIA: Gareth Ward 0401 499 933
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