Construction of a new roundabout on George Bass Drive at Tomakin is gaining ground and is on track to be open before Christmas.
The four-leg roundabout will replace the existing Tomakin Road and George Bass Drive intersection and provide a direct connection to Sunpatch Parade.
A new section of Tomakin Road, which was realigned to approach the new roundabout, is now complete and was opened to traffic last week.
Work will now move onto Sunpatch Parade during the school holiday period. Minimal disruptions are expected and traffic control will be in place.
Following the school holidays major work on George Bass Drive will begin. From Monday 15 October traffic will be reduced to two lanes and there will be no turning bays onto Tomakin Road.
Delays are expected and motorists should allow extra time to travel through the area until the roundabout is complete.
A Council spokeswoman said Council was mindful of increased traffic in the region due to the school holidays and hoped to keep disruptions to a minimum.
“We appreciate the community’s patience while these important works are underway and encourage motorists to follow directions at the worksites, including the 40km/h speed limit,” she said.
The $3.5 million project is funded by the Australian Government’s Building Our Future Program. More information is on Council’s ‘Major Projects’ page at www.esc.nsw.gov.au
Above: A new section of Tomakin Road, which was realigned to approach a new roundabout under construction on George Bass Drive, was opened to traffic last week. Motorists travelling through the area from Monday 15 October should allow extra time.