Latest project update released for Foxground Berry Bypass

23 June 2016

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today announced the release of the latest update on the Foxground and Berry bypass roject, highlighting progress on the $580 million Princes Highway upgrade.

Mr Ward said that the update provides information on upcoming work to be carried out in the next six months on the 12.5 kilometre upgrade between Toolijooa Road and Andersons Lane.

“There has been significant progress made on the bypass in the past 18 months, since the first sod was turned in January last year,” he said.

“In July, motorists will be temporarily moved onto new northbound lanes, with one lane in each direction, between Mullers Lane  and Queen Street.

“Motorists are advised Huntingdale Park Road at Kangaroo Valley Road will be closed for about six months to allow work to progress on the Kangaroo Valley Road interchange.

“A temporary side road will be opened at Austral Park Road to allow work to progress at this location.

“All 408 Super-T bridge girders have now been placed, with work progressing on nine of the 12 bridges.

“The earthwork for the project will also continue, with almost 67 per cent complete,” Mr Ward said.

“More than a million cubic metres of material has been moved across the project, including more than 950,000 tonnes of rock being processed for reuse.

“Around 7.7 kilometres of storm water drainage has been placed along the 12.5 kilometre upgrade.

“In addition, more than 1,100 cubic metres of concrete has been poured for the Kangaroo Valley Road bridge, with more than 170 truckloads of concrete being delivered to build the bridge,” he said.

“Some of the achievements in the past three months include opening two kilometres of new highway north of Berry, delivering the remaining Super-T girders and placing them on the last six spans on the bridge at Berry and opening the realigned Toolijooa Road and extension of Hitchcocks Lane.

“Schofields Lane motorists will be detoured via the Hitchcocks Lane extension and Huntingdale Park Road this month to allow work on the highway south of Berry to progress.

“Work is generally carried out on weekdays between 7am and 6pm and Saturdays between 8am and 1pm. Some work may occur outside of these hours in consultation with affected residents.

“The project is due to be completed in mid-2018, weather permitting,” Mr Ward concluded.

For more information, contact the community relations team on 1800 506 976 or please visit the community display centre at 59 Woodhill Mountain Road, Berry weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

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