Tenders close for Foxground and Berry bypass

10 December 2013

Tenders close for Foxground and Berry bypass

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward today announced that the start of work on the next stage of the Princes Highway upgrade is a step closer with tenders for the Foxground and Berry bypass to close tomorrow.

Mr Ward said that the tender assessment process will now commence.

“The Foxground and Berry bypass contract will be announced in the first half of next year with detailed design to start immediately and major work soon after that,” he said.

“The NSW Government is committed to growing and improving the state’s road network and in this year's State budget announced a $5.1 billion investment to build and maintain critical road and maritime infrastructure. 

“The Princes Highway upgrade is a key element of this year’s budget with $19 million in funding allocated to complete planning and award the detailed design and construction contract for this important project. 

“Roads and Maritime called for tenders for the project from two shortlisted tenderers in September,” he said. 

“The project will provide a four lane divided highway separated by a median for 11.6 kilometres between Toolijooa Road and Schofields Lane.

“The upgrade includes a bypass of the existing winding highway at Foxground and a bypass of Berry with interchanges provided for access either side of Berry.

“The upgrade will provide significant safety, traffic flow and travel time improvements and will provide flood free access to Berry,” Mr Ward said.

Roads and Maritime will continue to consult with individual property owners to discuss land acquisition and access for investigations to prepare for the detailed design and construction phases.

More information is available on the project website at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/fbb or by calling the project information line, toll free on 1800 506 976.

The Foxground and Berry bypass is scheduled to be completed in 2018, weather permitting.

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