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 will open to highway traffic before Easter 2017. 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.
Out of hours work
Between Toolijooa Road and Austral Park Road
To progress work on the new highway between Toolijooa Road and Austral Park Road, work outside standard hours is planned to occur until Easter 2017. During this period, work will occur some nights between Mondays and Thursdays from 6pm to 7am and Saturdays until 5pm. For more information, view the out of hours notification.
Between the northern and southern interchanges
From early February 2017, working hours will be extended between the Berry northern and southern interchanges to Mondays - Fridays from 7am until 8pm and Saturdays from 8am until 5pm, (weather permitting). For more information, view the interchanges out of hours notification.
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.