Gerringong signs to be relocated

4 September 2013

Gerringong signs to be relocated for upgrade work to continue

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward today announced that work will soon start to temporarily remove the Gerringong stone wall entry signs to allow building work to start at the Belinda Street interchange and the Fern Street railway overbridge, as part of the Gerringong upgrade.

Mr Ward said Roads and Maritime Services has listened to the community’s feedback on the importance of the signs and will move them while work is carried out.

“More than half of the feedback received identified the stone walls as having a connection with the Kiama Bicentenary project and the wider Kiama community,” he said.

“The project team understands the importance of the signs to the community and has ensured the gateway signs remained in place for as long as possible while building work carried out.

“The Gerringong signs will be relocated in consultation with the community and Kiama Municipal Council.

“The sign located at Belinda Street will be moved in coming weeks. It will be stored and relocated to the northwest corner of the Belinda Street interchange in late 2014, weather permitting.

“The Gerringong sign at Fern Street will remain in place until 2014, weather permitting and will be moved when traffic is switched onto the new southbound road and Fern Street railway overbridge next year.

“Signs along the highway directing motorists to Gerringong and Gerroa will remain in place until building work is completed,” Mr Ward said.

The NSW Government’s $329 million upgrade is progressing well with more than 200 staff working to deliver the vital project for the Illawarra and South Coast.

Once complete the Mount Pleasant to Toolijooa Road section will provide 7.5 kilometres of upgraded highway and include two new interchanges with access to Gerringong and Gerroa.

The upgrade of the Princes Highway at Gerringong is part of the NSW Government's commitment to ensuring essential infrastructure is provided to support regional growth.

MEDIA:  Gareth Ward 0401 499 933 or Ben Blackburn 0423 466 358.

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