Traffic to be diverted at Termeil Creek as part of major Princes Highway safety upgrade

19 October 2015

Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock has today announced that work on the $21 million Princes Highway upgrade at Termeil Creek is progressing well with motorists to be diverted onto a new section of road next Wednesday.

Mrs Hancock said work started in February to straighten 1.6 kilometres of the Princes Highway to improve safety and travel times for motorists.

“Roads and Maritime Services is carrying out this upgrade to remove the bends north of the existing Termeil Creek Bridge and build a new, wider bridge,” Mrs Hancock said.

“There has been great progress made on this important highway upgrade project and motorists travelling in both directions will be diverted onto a new section at the northern end of the project next Wednesday 21 October.

“Motorists are advised the highway will be temporarily reduced to one lane before the diversion next Wednesday about one kilometre north of Termeil Creek Bridge so concrete barriers can be shifted and line marking completed.

“Minor delays are expected while the diversion takes place.”

Mrs Hancock said controlled blasting of hard rock was successfully completed earlier this month and work is progressing to complete the final stages of earth and drainage work.

“Work on the new bridge is also well advanced with the new pylons and bridge deck recently completed,” Mrs Hancock said.

“Widening work on the Princes Highway to the south of Termeil Creek has started and is expected to be completed before the end of the year, weather permitting.”

“The project remains on target to be completed by mid-2016.”

Media: Mark Jones 0408 681 294

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