Berry good roundabout opens to local motorists
18 September 2017
Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today announced that motorists travelling through Bomaderry will notice improvements to traffic flow and pedestrian connectivity with an upgrade to the existing roundabout at Cambewarra and Moss Vale roads now completed.
Mr Ward, who officially unveiled the completed roundabout upgrade today, said that it would improve traffic flow as part of early work for the Berry to Bomaderry Princes Highway upgrade.
“Completion of the roundabout upgrade comes as the project progresses ahead with the shortlisted successful pre-qualified contractors to build the highway upgrade announced,” he said.
“Pre-qualified contractors were invited in July to register their interest to build the third stage of the Princes Highway upgrades between Gerringong and Bomaderry.
“Roads and Maritime will work closely with Fulton Hogan Pty Ltd, York Civil Pty Ltd, Downer/Seymour Whyte Joint Venture and Georgiou/Nace Civil Joint Venture in the lead up to inviting tender for major work later this year.
“Early work, in preparation for the highway upgrade to start has involved upgrading the roundabout with building a left turn slip lane for motorists turning out of Moss Vale Road and travelling north on the Princes Highway.
“The upgrade also includes an additional lane on the northern side of the roundabout for motorists exiting Moss Vale Road and travelling south on the Princes Highway or east on Cambewarra Road.
“The roundabout upgrade was needed to improve traffic flow for motorists travelling through the roundabout,” Mr Ward said.
“The roundabout upgrade forms part of the upgrade the Princes Highway between Berry and Bomaderry, with the New South Wales Government providing $19 million in 2017-18 to start the highway upgrade.
“Roads and Maritime is also relocating utility services in the project area including electricity, telecommunications and water mains to make way for the highway upgrade.
“Property boundary fencing has been installed and clearing of trees and shrubs has also been carried out.
“It is expected major work to build the highway upgrade will start in early 2018.
“Once the highway upgrade between Berry and Bomaderry is built, it will result in four lanes of divided highway between Waterfall and Jervis Bay Road, Falls Creek,” Mr Ward concluded.
For more information, please visit the website at: www.rms.nsw.gov.au.