More than $10 million will be spent by the NSW Government on improving safety on the Princes Highway between Tomerong and Batemans Bay.
Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock announced the NSW Budget, to be handed down on 19 June, will provide funding for essential safety upgrades to the Princes Highway south of Tomerong.
Mrs Hancock said the upgrades would include resurfacing works, installation of roadside barriers, alignment upgrades, installation of audio-tactile line markings, improved lighting, and shoulder sealing and a new, two-lane roundabout at the intersection of Island Point Road and the Princes Highway.
Safety improvements to take place include:
- 2 kilometre section of the Princes Highway south of Wandean Road, Wandandian – to install new curve and advisory speed signs, install curve alignment markers, install audio-tactile line marking, and provide sealed shoulders up to 2.5 meters on curve;
- 200 metre section of the Princes Highway south of The Wool Road, Tomerong – to improve sealed shoulders up to 2.5 metres on curve and upgrade seal to high level non-skid surface;
- 600 metre section of the Princes Highway south of Mile Peg Road, Termeil – to install wire-beam barrier on roadside, install new curve and advisory speed signs, install curve alignment markers, and upgrade seal to high level non-skid surface;
- A section of the Princes Highway from Bawley Point Road to Batemans Bay – to install audio-tactile line marking, wide centreline treatments, roadside barriers and sealed shoulders; and
- Construction of a new two-lane roundabout at the intersection of the Princes Highway and Island Point Road including traffic calming, line marking, signage and lighting.
“The community and I have been working to improve the intersection at the Princes Highway and Island Point Road. Finally we have secured the funds required to dramatically improve safety at this notorious intersection and ensure the safety of motorists.
“These works also come on top of over $3 million of recently completed safety upgrades on the Princes Highway funded by the Berejiklian Government including at Kendall’s Cutting, Milton; at the Log Cabin, Tomerong; near Meroo Road, Termeil Creek; between Mile Peg Road and Cockwhy Creek; at Stony Hill Lane, Milton and near Monkey Mountain Road, Termeil.