New section of Berry to Bomaderry opens to traffic

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The $450 million Berry to Bomaderry upgrade has reached another major milestone, with one lane of the new southbound carriageway open to traffic today. 
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the much needed upgrade will deliver safer and more reliable journeys on this key stretch of the Princes Highway.
“This project has been exceeding expectations since work started more than three years ago and we are now getting down to the serious business of opening new sections as we approach completion of the project next year,” Mr Toole said.
“More than 300 workers have been employed over the course of the project so far and more than a million workforce hours have been poured into the roads, bridges and interchanges.
“When complete, this upgrade will deliver the missing 10 kilometre link between Gerringong and Bomaderry to provide a continuous dual-carriageway between Sydney and Jervis Bay Road, south of Nowra.”
Motorists travelling south to Bomaderry will now use the new southbound carriageway between Turners Lane and the Cambewarra Road roundabout with local road access via the new Turners Lane off ramp. 
Work to complete the Boxsells Lane intersection will also be carried out from today for up to eight weeks. 
During this time southbound traffic wishing to turn right into Boxsells Lane will need to travel further south to the Meroo Road/Pestells Lane interchange to travel north. 
Over the coming months work will also start on the final layer of asphalt, which will bring the project closer to completion. The community and residents will be kept informed on this work as there will be temporary traffic changes and restricted access to local roads. 
Transport for NSW will make every effort to minimise impact and will continue to keep the community informed as these changes occur. 
For more information and the latest project update about the Berry to Bomaderry upgrade, go to nswroads.work/berry
    
MEDIA: Alex Bernhardt | Minister Toole | 0448 203 742