Ward announces details for Berry bypass community walk
9 June 2017
Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today has today announced details of the community celebration walk to mark the upcoming completion of the Berry bypass.
Mr Ward said that the community celebration will be held on Sunday 18th June and be a three hour event starting at 9.30am.
“This will be a terrific family day for the community to come together and celebrate the remarkable achievement of the early completion of the Berry bypass,” he said.
“Free buses will operate from 8.45am and take the public to the event location via the Kangaroo Valley Road and Huntingdale Park Road roundabout so people can leave their cars at home.
“Buses will be on loop between Berry train station, Berry Showground at the Alexandra Street side, Queen Street and to the event location to pick up and drop off passengers every 15 minutes until 12.30pm.
“For those who wish to take their vehicles, parking will be available at the Berry Showground.
“Pedestrian access to the event will be via Kangaroo Valley Road and Huntingdale Park Road roundabout,” he said.
Mr Ward said that the early completion of the Berry bypass was the most significant achievement yet as part of the $580 million, 12.5 kilometre Princes Highway upgrade.
The community event includes a three kilometre loop walk between Kangaroo Valley Road and the Berry northern interchange.
“The main feature of the Berry bypass is the 610 metre bridge, allowing motorists to bypass the Berry township completely.
“To walk across the bridge before it is opened to traffic will be a moment locals will remember for years to come.
“This upgrade gives the people of Berry back their town and will also improve road safety and travel times for motorists and pedestrian safety within the town.
“The Rotary Club of Berry will host a barbecue for the community for a gold coin donation,” Mr Ward concluded.