Member for Bega Andrew Constance has today announced that motorists can expect a safer journey through Dignams Creek with major work now complete on the Princes Highway upgrade.
Mr Constance said this project will make an immense difference to motorists and further highlights the Governments commitment to making the Princes Highway safer.
“I was passionate about seeing this section of our highway completed, and with the major works now complete I look forward to continuing upgrades right along our highway to improve the safety of motorists.
“The NSW Government provided $45 million for the upgrade to improve road alignment, sight distance and safety for motorists.
“The Dignams Creek Princes Highway upgrade included building a two kilometre section of road on a new alignment, widening 800 metres of existing highway, building two bridges and a new intersection for Dignams Creek Road,” Mr Constance said.
“Further benefits of the project include reduced vehicle carbon emissions by improving grades and curves, improved travel time, and safer crossings for animals with the installation of a wildlife underpass beneath the new highway alignment.”
Mr Constance said major work on the upgrade started in April 2017, and was completed two months ahead of schedule.
“Progress in the past three months included road resurfacing, revegetation work and the completion and opening of the new Dignams Creek Road intersection.
“Final clean-up activities over the coming months will be undertaken and for the safety of motorists and workers, a speed limit of 80 km/h will be in place during that time.
“I would like to thank our community for their support and patience as these important works were carried out,” said Mr Constance.