Foxground and Berry project extended to improve safety
14 August 2015
Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier for the Illawarra and South Coast, and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today announced that the Foxground and Berry bypass project will be extended to the south, providing motorists with a further 900 metres of upgraded highway.
Mr Ward said that the additional section would be built as part of the bypass work without impacting the project’s time frame.
“Accelerating the upgrade of the southern section will provide the community with almost one kilometre of upgraded highway earlier than expected,” he said.
“Importantly, the extension will provide safety benefits for workers and motorists when the future building work for the Berry to Bomaderry upgrade is under way.
“The level of the road surface where the bypass will now end will be the same level as the existing highway and provide a safer work area for the proposed Berry to Bomaderry highway upgrade.
”The additional section will include two lanes in each direction from Andersons Lane to 150 metres north of Croziers Road at Jaspers Brush and is based on the approved concept design for this section of the Berry to Bomaderry Princes Highway upgrade,” he said.
“This work will be completed within the $580 million Foxground and Berry project budget.
“The Foxground and Berry bypass, once complete, will provide a four lane divided highway for 12.5 kilometres from Toolijooa Road to just south of Andersons Lane, improving road safety and travel times for motorists.
“Roads and Maritime is also investigating access arrangements at the intersection of the Princes Highway and Croziers Road at Jaspers Brush,” Mr Ward concluded.