Minister for Transport and Infrastructure and Member for Bega Andrew Constance has today welcomed the design of the new Batemans Bay Bridge and said all the hard work is finally paying off.
“Seeing the design of the new bridge come to life this week is really exciting,” Mr Constance said.
“We have all worked really hard for a number of years to get the project to this point, and I am pleased to say we are almost there.
“The proposed design features a new four lane concrete bridge, a three metre shared path on the eastern side of the bridge, and an increase in river foreshore space including boating and fishing facilities, car parks and river access for small and large vessels.
“However I have concerns over RMS’s proposed design of the intersection at Princes and Kings Highway and don’t believe traffic lights are the right option. RMS need to propose a better alternative.”
From today residents are invited to review and comment on the concept design and environmental assessment of the replacement Batemans Bay Bridge.
“The Batemans Bay Bridge replacement will deliver on the NSW Government’s promise to improve access to Batemans Bay and the surrounding areas, allow access for larger freight trucks and reduce traffic delays.”
“I encourage the Batemans Bay community and all of those who rely on the bridge to provide feedback on the replacement bridge to help shape these final plans.”
The project is funded by a $300 million investment by the NSW Government.