Prepare to be diverted as Foxground and Berry bypass work progresses
7 December 2015
Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast, and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today advised local motorists across the region that changed traffic conditions will be in place from this week as work progresses on the $580 million Foxground and Berry bypass.
Mr Ward said some night work is required to complete a temporary road just north of Berry so work can start on the North Berry interchange and at Tindalls Lane for continuing work on the bridge approaches.
“Work will be carried out between 6pm and 7am for five nights between Wednesday 9th December and Thursday 17th December, weather permitting,” he said.
“Concrete barriers and signs will be installed, along with asphalt work and new line marking at North Berry to indicate the temporary diversion.
“Princes Highway traffic is expected to be diverted to the temporary road north of Berry by the end of the year and across the Tindalls Lane bridge early next year.
“Traffic control and a reduced speed limit will be in place at both locations while work is being carried out to ensure the safety of workers and motorists.”
Mr Ward said that work is also continuing on the Berry Bridge.
“Girders are scheduled to be installed between 6am and 7pm from Wednesday 9th December to Friday 18th December,” he said.
“Work involves the transfer of girders from the storage area to the bridge site using a 500 tonne mobile crane to lift the girders into position.
“For the safety of workers and motorists, traffic control and a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h will be in place on Woodhill Mountain Road.
“Motorists should plan their trip, allow extra travel time and follow all signs. Roads and Maritime thanks motorists for their patience during this important upgrade work,” Mr Ward said.
The Foxground and Berry project involves 12.5 kilometres of upgraded highway between Toolijooa Road and just south of Andersons Lane.
Work started in January this year and is expected to be completed by mid-2018.