Changed traffic conditions as road surface repairs are carried out on Bega bypass

2 October 2014

Member for Bega Andrew Constance has today advised road surface repair work starts next Tuesday on the Princes Highway Bega bypass between Newtown Road and the Bega Cemetery.

The $35 million, 3.5 kilometre bypass was opened to traffic in November 2013.

To ensure the maximum life of the road surface, up to 12 months is allowed before applying the final road seal.

Mr Constance said, “Roads and Maritime Services has monitored the condition of the road since November and found wet weather has damaged a 500 metre section at the southern end of the bypass.

“The work aims to provide a safer road surface, with reduced ongoing maintenance costs.

Work will take place between 7am and 5pm on weekdays and between 8am and 1pm on Saturday.

Motorists are advised reduced speed limits of 40km/h will be in place through the worksite 24 hours a day until work is complete.

This section of work is expected to take three weeks to complete with the final seal on the remaining section of the bypass planned to be applied by Christmas, weather permitting.

The project is part of Roads and Maritime Services’ commitment to delivering safe, efficient and high quality services and infrastructure to the community and businesses of NSW.

Mr Constance thanks road users for their patience during the works and asks all motorists to obey the reduced speed limits.

For the latest traffic information, visit LiveTraffic, download Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.

Media: Shannon Whitford – 6492 2056

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