Changed traffic conditions as Foxground and Berry Bypass girder deliveries continue
17 February 2016
Member for Kiama Gareth Ward is today advising local motorists to expect minor traffic delays as large girders continue to be delivered for the $580 million Foxground and Berry bypass project.
Mr Ward said that the Super T girders, or large concrete beams, will be delivered for the new bridge near Andersons Lane at Berry from this Saturday 20th February.
“Work has started on 11 of the 12 bridges along the 12.5 kilometre Princes Highway upgrade, including the installation of more than 200 Super-T girders on bridges at Toolijooa Road, the three Broughton Creek crossings and Berry,” he said.
“To minimise the impact on traffic, girders used for the bridge deck near Andersons Lane will be delivered between 4am and 6am this Saturday 20 February and on Monday 22 February, weather permitting.
“Motorists are advised large trucks will be using Queen Street and the Princes Highway at Berry during those times to deliver the girders.
“Traffic control will be in place to divert motorists via Woodhill Mountain Road, North and Alexandra streets so the large delivery trucks can pass through the narrower parts of Queen Street and the Princes Highway.
“Motorists should allow extra travel time, plan their journey and follow all signs.
“A 500 tonne crane will be set up to lift the girders into place between 6am and 7pm on Saturday 20th and Monday 22nd February, weather permitting,” Mr Ward said.
The New South Wales Government is funding the 12.5 kilometre upgrade of the Princes Highway between Toolijooa Road and Andersons Lane to improve safety and travel times for local motorists.
Motorists are thanked for their patience while this important work is being carried out.
For the latest traffic information visit www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.
MEDIA: Gareth Ward 0401 499 933 or Ben Blackburn 0423 466 358
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