Work powers up at Croom Regional Sporting Complex

30 May 2018

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today announced that the overhead power lines at Croom Regional Sporting Complex will soon be moved underground as part of early work for the Albion Park Rail bypass project begins.

Mr Ward today announced the contract to relocate the power lines has been awarded to AUSCONNEX.

“This is another significant milestone for the 9.8 kilometre project, as relocating the power lines allows the bypass to be built as safely and efficiently as possible,” he said.

“Relocating the electrical overhead utilities early is a smart move, as they would ultimately be impacted by major work on the bypass which is expected to start next year.

“The work to relocate the power lines is expected to start in mid-June and take around six months to complete, weather permitting.

“Work involves realigning around 1.2 kilometres of overhead power lines and moving them underground before reconnecting with the existing overhead power lines along the East West Link.

“As this work will take place at the sporting complex, there will be no direct impact to motorists and the community will reap the benefits when the entire bypass project is completed.

“When the NSW Government funded bypass project is complete, motorists will bypass up to 16 sets of traffic lights on the Princes Highway,” Mr Ward concluded.

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