Traffic changes for work to progress at Toolijooa Road Bridge and Austral Park Road

3 March 2016

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today advised local motorists of changed traffic conditions for early next week as work progresses on the $580 million Foxground and Berry bypass project.

Mr Ward said that traffic will be diverted onto the newly built and realigned Toolijooa Road on Wednesday 9th March, to allow work to continue on the approaches to the Toolijooa Road bridge.

“Work is planned to take place for two nights on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th March between 6pm and 7am, to prepare for the traffic changes, weather permitting,” he said.

“Once traffic is diverted, it will allow workers to safely continue work on the bridge approaches for the new highway.

“Night work will also take place to prepare for traffic to be diverted on temporary roads near Austral Park Road, allowing work to continue on the new highway.

“Work will be carried out from Wednesday 9th March to Sunday 20th March between 6pm and 7am, weather permitting.

“Work will take place for up to five nights on the Princes Highway at Austral Park Road and up to three nights south of Austral Park Road.”

“Work is progressing well to upgrade the Princes Highway for 12.5 kilometres between Toolijooa Road and Andersons Lane.

“Already, 11 of the 12 bridges are taking shape as girders continue to be delivered and placed to form the bridge decks,” Mr Ward said.

“Work will involve concrete barriers placed across the old Toolijooa Road junction and at other locations, asphalt laid for the surface of the new junction and temporary roads, removal of existing line marking and marking new lines.

“Traffic control and a reduced 40 km/h speed limit will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists, with a number of heavy vehicle movements in the area.

"Every effort will be made to minimise noise associated with the work.

“I would certainly like to thank all local motorists for their patience whilst this important work is being carried out,” Mr Ward concluded.

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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