THE $580 million Berry Bypass was officially opened to traffic at 8:30pm Thursday 13th July by Gareth Ward MP for Kiama, Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast and Education Gareth, as a man of the times unofficially opened the bypass to traffic live on Facebook as one now does on such auspicious occasions saying "Before we do - thank you to all the wonderful workers on this project - Fulton Hogan, RMS, subcontractors - you have been brilliant! This project has opened 12 months early because of your diligence and skill! Well done!12 months ahead of schedule."
The long awaited bypass skirts around Berry removing the bottleneck that has pained Berry residents and road users for decades. Join Gareth in this historic moment at the opening. A formal Opening will be taking place in weeks to come