Changed traffic conditions on Princes Highway near Berry

30 December 2014

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward wishes to advise local motorists that changed traffic conditions will be in place on the Princes Highway next week to prepare for start of work on the Foxground and Berry bypass project.

Night work will take place from Wednesday 7 January to Friday 9 January between 7pm and 6am, weather permitting.

Work will take place just north of Berry from Austral Park Road to 300 metres south of Tindalls Lane and involve the installation of concrete barriers along the southbound lane of the highway.

The concrete barriers will provide protection for traffic and workers so work can start on this section of the Princes Highway upgrade.

Traffic control and a reduced 40km/h speed limit will be in place and signs will help alert motorists to the changes.

The Foxground and Berry bypass will provide a four lane divided highway with median separation for 11.6 kilometres of the Princes Highway between Toolijooa Road and Schofields Lane.

The upgrade includes a bypass of the existing winding highway at Foxground and a bypass of Berry with access ramps at the north and south end of the town.

“The Foxground and Berry bypass project is racing ahead with early work now under way in conjunction with work on the Gerringong upgrade,” Mr Ward said.

Work to date includes building the site compound, demolition of properties, boundary fencing, utility relocations and vegetation clearing.

Mr Ward said major work was expected to start early next year and the bypass is expected to be open to traffic in mid 2018.

“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.

For the latest traffic information, please visit the website at: 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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