Princes Highway upgrade

Foxground and Berry bypass

The Foxground and Berry bypass will provide a four-lane divided highway (two lanes in each direction) with median separation for 11.6 kilometres of the Princes Highway between Toolijooa Road and Schofields Lane. The upgrade will include 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 NSW Government has provided $80 million in 2014/15 for Roads and Maritime Services to commence construction of the Foxground and Berry bypass.

For more information on the benefits of the project and to view some of the key features of the concept design, please view the project page.

Project approval

The NSW Minister for Planning and Infrastructure has given environmental approval to the Foxground and Berry bypass, Princes Highway upgrade and has provided Conditions of Approval (PDF, 2.4MB) for the project. Further information is available on the environmental assessment page and letter to the householder.

A submissions report has been published responding to community and stakeholder submissions on the project. Go to the frequently asked questions page to read some of the questions being asked about the report.

Next steps

Early works have started. Fulton Hogan is carrying out surveying work and geotechnical and utility investigations along the bypass route to gather more information to enable a detailed design of the new road to be completed. Utility investigations are required to identify any services that need relocating before construction starts.

Roads and Maritime is continuing environmental monitoring and is carrying out historical recording and Aboriginal archaeological investigations to assist the detailed design and prepare for construction.

Major construction is expected to start early in 2015.

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

For more information see the householder letter (PDF, 26KB).