Major work commences on Princes Highway upgrade between Berry and Bomaderry

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has officially turned the first sod to celebrate the start of major work on the 10.5km upgrade of the Princes Highway between Berry and Bomaderry In NSW.

The NSW Liberal and Nationals government has provided $450 million for the upgrade in a bid to improve safety, increase road capacity, improve traffic flow, and deliver better and more reliable journeys.

The NSW government has engaged Downer-Seymour Whyte Joint Venture to manage the upgrade project, which will create about 300 jobs. Part of the contract requires the contractor to engage apprentices and trainees, as well as Aboriginal people in the workforce.

Ward said that the start of major work is a significant milestone for this section of the Highway.

“We are committed to minimising and mitigating the impacts of its projects to wildlife during and after major work,” Ward continued.

“Work on the upgrade will typically occur between 7am and 6pm on weekdays and between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays, excluding public holidays and weather permitting. To local community will be informed in advance if night work is required.

“The speed limit between Mullers Lane and Cambewarra Road has been temporarily reduced to 80km/h to ensure the safety of the community, motorists and workers. In coming weeks, additional temporary traffic control measures, including signage and barriers, will be installed.

“Motorists are encouraged to plan their trips, allow extra travel time, keep to the speed limit and follow directions of signs and traffic control.

“I take this opportunity to thank the community for supporting the campaign to upgrade the Princes Highway and for their perseverance throughout construction.”

Work on the Berry to Bomaderry upgrade is scheduled for completion in 2022.

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