Final road surface to be applied on Princes Hwy upgrade at Gerringong
7 October 2015
Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast, and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today advised local motorists that work will start on Monday 12th October to apply the final road surface as part of the $340 million Princes Highway upgrade at Gerringong.
Mr Ward said that this will mark the end of official work on the 7.5 kilometre upgrade between Mount Pleasant and Toolijooa Road.
“The reason the final surface is being applied now is because it needed to be laid in the warmer weather to ensure the best and most long lasting surface,” he said.
“Some changed traffic conditions will be in place while work is carried out including lane closures and reduced speed limits. Access in and out of Gerringong will be maintained through detour routes when work is carried out on the on and off ramps.
“This work also includes new line marking and will essentially complete the Gerringong upgrade which has already improved travel times and safety for motorists.
“Work will be carried out on weekdays between 6.30am and 7pm from Monday 12 October until the end of November, weather permitting. Motorists will be advised if work is carried out outside of these times.
“Fern Street and Rose Valley Road interchange on and off ramps will have alternate closures between 12th and 19th October, with access to the Princes Highway via Belinda Street.
“Alternatively, access will be from the Fern Street and Rose Valley Road interchange when the Belinda Street on and off ramps are closed. The timing of these closures will be advised on electronic signs.
“The temporary u-turn bay at Toolijooa Road will be available for motorists accessing properties.
“Traffic control and reduced speed limits will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists,” Mr Ward concluded.
MEDIA: Gareth Ward 0401 499 933 or Ben Blackburn 0423 466 358
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