Safety to be improved at North Wollongong interchange

16 August 2017

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward has today announced that preliminary work on an upgrade of exit ramp from Memorial Drive to the Princes Highway at the North Wollongong interchange will start within weeks.

Mr Ward said that the New South Wales Government has provided $6.73 million for the upgrade to improve traffic flow and safety at the interchange.

“This project will reduce delays and improve road user safety by widening the existing ramp from three to four lanes as well as reconfiguring the intersection to allow dual right and left turns onto the Princes Highway from Memorial Drive,” he said.

“By widening and reconfiguring the intersection, safety at the University Avenue on ramp will also be improved as queue lengths will be reduced, lowering the risk of end of queue collisions.

“Preliminary work, which involves relocating a sewer, is expected to be carried out in the next few weeks with major work to begin later this year.

“A majority of the work will take place off the road to minimise the impact to motorists, however lane closures may be required during work hours.

“Roads and Maritime Services is working with Wollongong High School of the Performance Arts to minimise any impact on the school.

“Work is expected to take about 12 months to complete, weather permitting,” Mr Ward concluded.

For more information about the North Wollongong interchange upgrade, please visit the website at: http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/illawarra/north-wollongong-interchange-upgrade/.

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