New roundabouts on the way at Berry
22 August 2017
Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today announced that work is progressing on the new roundabout at the Woodhill Mountain Road intersection with Queen and North streets at Berry as part of the Foxground and Berry bypass project.
Mr Ward said that the New South Wales Government funded $580 million for the Foxground and Berry bypass upgrade to improve road safety and traffic efficiency.
“I am very pleased that work is also underway to build a roundabout at the intersection of Kangaroo Valley Road and Queen Street which will take two months to complete, weather permitting,” he said.
“The Berry bypass has given local streets back to the Berry community by taking highway traffic out of the town’s CBD.
“The Foxground and Berry bypass sections are already open to motorists and overall project completion is expected at the end of this year, six months ahead of schedule.
“For the safety of workers and motorists, temporary traffic changes are in place including lane closures between Austral Park Road and Croziers Road.
“A reduced speed limit of 80 km/h is in place and further reduced speed limits will be required for the safety of workers and motorists where work is taking place,” Mr Ward said.
“A temporary closure of North Street between Woodhill Mountain Road and Berry Sporting Complex is in place until early September with a local road detour in place.
“The roundabout is expected to be complete mid-September, weather permitting.
“In order to safely build the new roundabout, these changes are necessary, but the outcome will be an upgraded road for the local community.
“Motorists should plan ahead, drive to the conditions and follow the direction of traffic control and signs, including speed limits.
“The community display centre, which has been a wonderful information source for the community, will also close on Friday 25th August,” Mr Ward concluded.
Community members, residents and stakeholders can continue to discuss the project by contacting the project information hotline on 1800 506 976 or email FoxgroundandBerrybypass@fultonhogan.com.au.
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