Work to start on improvements to Princes Highway intersection at Jaspers Brush
20 March 2018
Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today announced that road safety will soon be improved for motorists with work starting tomorrow Wednesday 21st March on the Princes Highway at the Croziers Road intersection at Jaspers Brush.
Mr Ward said that work will be carried out to build a temporary right turning lane for safer motorist access into Croziers Road from the Princes Highway heading south.
“The NSW Government has listened and crews will be putting shovels in the ground from Wednesday to build a temporary right turn lane from the Princes Highway into Croziers Road heading towards Bomaderry,” he said.
“This is something I fought for from the NSW Government having met on-site with concerned local residents and I am very pleased with the outcome.
“Work will also be carried out to relocate the existing bus stop on the Princes Highway to the Croziers Road U-turn bay and install additional safety barriers on the highway to further improve safety for all road users.
“Relocating the bus stop will allow this work to be carried out safely and improve safety for bus stop users by moving the bus stop away from the busy highway.
“This work will be carried out during the day between 7am and 6pm as well as at night between 6pm and 4.30 am to minimise the impact to local motorists.
“Work is expected to be completed by Monday 26th March, weather permitting, which is just in time for the Easter long weekend.
Mr Ward said that this work is being carried out before start of major work on the Berry to Bomaderry Princes Highway upgrade, which will provide around 10.5 kilometres of four-lane highway with median separation between Mullers Lane at Berry and Cambewarra Road at Bomaderry.
“Work has already been carried out to trim trees and shrubs to improve motorist’s sight distance, relocate existing signage to improve visibility as well as extend the 80 km/h speed zone along the Princes Highway further north in preparation for the start of major work on the highway upgrade,” he said.
“Motorists will need to exercise caution when travelling through the work site while this intersection safety work is carried out as traffic conditions will change.
“Motorists are also reminded to follow the guidance of traffic control and all signage.
“The NSW Government has provided $19 million this financial year to start major work on the highway upgrade.
“Once complete, the upgrade will improve safety and traffic flow, increase road capacity and deliver better and more reliable journeys for motorists,” Mr Ward concluded.
For more information about the Berry to Bomaderry Princes Highway upgrade, please visit the website at: www.rms.nsw.gov.au/bbu.