Traffic diverted as work progresses on Foxground and Berry bypass

7 October 2016

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today advised local motorists of changed traffic conditions on the Princes Highway near Austral Park Road and Toolijooa Road from next week as work progresses on the $580 million Foxground and Berry bypass.

Mr Ward said that night work will take place between Monday 10th October and Thursday 13th October, weather permitting to prepare for a traffic diversion to progress the new north and southbound lanes near Austral Park Road.

“Motorists will be diverted for around 500 metres onto a temporary road until the new highway lanes are completed,” he said.

“The diversion onto the temporary road is expected to be put in place in the late hours of Thursday 13th October.

“To prepare for the diversion, night work will be carried out between 6pm and 7am and includes work to build the temporary road, new line marking and placing concrete safety barriers.

“Night work will also be carried out on the new road surface on the Princes Highway near Toolijooa Road from Wednesday 12 to Friday 14 October between 6pm and 7am, weather permitting.

“Southbound motorists will be detoured under Toolijooa Road Bridge on Thursday 13th October between 8pm and 6am to allow work to progress at this location.

“A 4.8 metre height restriction will be in place for vehicles travelling under the bridge. Over height vehicles will be able to travel through the worksite under escort, with delays of up to 10 minutes expected.

“For the safety of workers and motorists, traffic control and a reduced 40 km/h speed limit will be in place on the Princes Highway and local roads in the area during work hours.

“Motorists are advised to allow for minor traffic delays and follow the direction of temporary traffic control measures.

“I also thank the local communities of Berry and Foxground for their patience as work progresses on the 12.5 kilometre Princes Highway upgrade,” Mr Ward concluded.

For the latest traffic updates call 132 701, please visit the website at: livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

MEDIA: Gareth Ward 0401 499 933 or Ben Blackburn 0423 466 358

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