Foxground and Berry bypass

The Foxground and Berry bypass is under construction. It will provide a four-lane highway (two lanes in each direction) with median separation for 12.5 kilometres of the Princes Highway between Toolijooa Road to just south of Andersons Lane.

The upgrade includes a bypass of the existing winding highway at Foxground and a bypass of Berry with access ramps at the north and south of the town.

The bypass is expected to be open to traffic in mid 2018, weather permitting.

Latest news

Project update – June 2016

A project update on the bypass is now available to provide you with an update on what’s occurred and what’s upcoming on the project. This includes an update on:

  • Construction activities that occurred over the last three months as well as upcoming work
  • Traffic changes south of Berry including the temporary detour of Schofields Lane motorists
  • Traffic changes north of Berry

For more information, see the project update.

Two day closure of Toolijooa Road between the Princes Highway and the bus bay

On Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 June 2016 (weather permitting) between 7am and 6pm, we will carry out pavement work on Toolijooa Road between the Princes Highway and the bus bay.

For the safety of motorists and workers, there will be no access to the Princes Highway via Toolijooa Road between 8am and 5pm on these days. During the closure, access for local buses will be provided. The bus bay will be accessible for parents and the bus to drop off and pick up children.

Motorists are advised to use alternate routes and allow additional travel time. Motorists should also follow the direction of signposting and traffic control measures.

Controlled blasting at Toolijooa ridge

Controlled blasting at Tindalls Lane and near Austral Park Road is now complete. The remaining blasts at Toolijooa ridge are expected to be complete by late 2016, weather permitting.

The next controlled blast at Toolijooa ridge is to be confirmed.

Traffic control and signage will be in place on the Princes Highway, local roads and around the blasting areas. Traffic will be stopped for each blast and delays of up to 10 minutes may be experienced.

For more information, view the controlled blasting factsheet.

Traffic changes

Changes on Woodhill Mountain Road near the bridge at Berry

A 4.8 metre high clearance is in place for all motorists using Woodhill Mountain Road due to the bridge at Berry now crossing over the road.

Temporary detour for Schofields Lane

Schofields Lane motorists are now using Hitchcocks Lane extension and Huntingdale Park Road for access to Kangaroo Valley Road and the Princes Highway. This detour will be in place for around six weeks. For more information see the South Berry notification letter.

Closure of Victoria Street from Princes Highway

Access to Victoria Street from Princes Highway will be closed from July 2016 for a period of 12 months.

Project working hours

The project's approved working hours are Monday to Friday from 7am until 6pm and Saturdays from 8am until 1pm.

Within the road boundaries between Toolijooa Road and Tindalls Lane low noise work is also allowed from 6am until 7pm Monday to Friday and 8am until 5pm Saturdays.

See the project's Environmental Protection Licence.

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