Changed traffic conditions as Foxground and Berry bypass girder deliveries continue
2 June 2016
Member for Kiama Gareth Ward today said that motorists can expect minor traffic delays on the Princes Highway near Berry as large girders continue to be delivered for the $580 million Foxground and Berry bypass project from Friday.
Mr Ward said that the girders are for use on 10 of the 12 bridges on the 12.5 kilometre Princes Highway upgrade, with some girders being moved to the Austral Park Road bridge site so work can continue building the bridge.
“This Friday 3rd June and next Tuesday 7th June, four Super-T girders will be delivered to the Austral Park Road bridge via the Princes Highway each day,” he said.
“Delivery trucks will arrive onsite between 5am and 7am, weather permitting, and will be escorted along the highway through Foxground and Broughton.
“To ensure the safety of road users, traffic control will be in place and motorists should expect minor delays on the Princes Highway for up to 10 minutes for each delivery.
“Between 7am and 1pm on Tuesday 7 June, four Super-T girders will be moved from the site compound at 59 Woodhill Mountain Road to the Austral Park Road bridge site, weather permitting,” Mr Ward said.
“Trucks will be escorted from the site compound, north to the Austral Park Road bridge site, with traffic control in place for the safety of workers and motorists.
“A total of 400 girders have now been delivered for the project, with 384 girders already placed on bridges at Broughton Creek, Berry, Toolijooa Road and near Andersons Lane.
“Work on the Tindalls Lane bridge was completed earlier this year, great progress has been made on the Kangaroo Valley Road bridge and final girders are being placed on the last span of the Berry bridge,” Mr Ward concluded.
MEDIA: Gareth Ward 0401 499 933 or Ben Blackburn 0423 466 358
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