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.
The Foxground bypass is a new, five-kilometre section of highway between Toolijooa Road and Austral Park Road and has opened to traffic. This section of new highway bypasses the Foxground bends and includes an interchange at Toolijooa Road and temporary traffic arrangements near Austral Park Road.
The Berry bypass section is expected to open ahead of schedule, before Christmas this year. The Berry bypass will be completed six months early and will include the completion of the 610 metre bridge at Berry, allowing highway motorists to bypass the Berry township completely.
Work will cease on the bypass between Thursday 13 and Tuesday 18 April and again between Friday 21 April and Wednesday 26 April for the Easter / Anzac Day holiday period. The speed limit on the Princes Highway between Toolijooa Road and south of Andersons Lane will increase to 80km/h and, where possible, 100km/h to improve traffic flow for Easter motorists. The existing 50km/h speed limit through Berry will remain in place.
Out of hours work
There is no out of hours work taking place at the moment.
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.