Site office buildings in place for Foxground and Berry project

3 November 2014

Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward today marked a major milestone to delivering the $580 million Foxground and Berry bypass project, with site offices for the project now in place.

Mr Gay said this was an important milestone as the NSW Government upgrades the Princes Highway between Gerringong and Bomaderry.

“After waiting for decades for much-needed upgrades, the communities of the Illawarra and South Coast are now seeing work sites all along the Princes Highway,” Mr Gay said.

“Gareth, has fought hard for this project both as a councillor and now as a state MP. His hard work and dedication for his community has proved those wrong, who said this project would never happen.

“The NSW Government is upgrading the highway to provide a four- lane road with median separation for 11.6 kilometres of the Princes Highway between Toolijooa Road and Schofields Lane.

“As part of the upgrade, we are building 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.”

Mr Ward said the South Coast was neglected under Labor for 16 years but the NSW Government was delivering infrastructure for the future of the region.

“The Foxground and Berry Bypass project is the most significant infrastructure investment this region has ever seen.

“With site offices now in place, early work will continue to ensure this project is started early next year and open to traffic in mid-2018.

“Despite all their big promises, State Labor neglected the communities and businesses of the Illawarra and South Coast.

“But the Liberals & Nationals Government is building for the future of our region."

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