Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions on the Princes Highway during the NSW school holiday period starting next week.
Work on Princes Highway upgrade projects will stop or be reduced over the school holidays period from Monday 28 September to Friday 9 October to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow throughout work sites.
Traffic control will be in place on the Princes Highway at the Berry to Bomaderry upgrade and Island Point Road intersection improvement project to minimise traffic impacts as construction work progresses.
Speed limit reductions will be in place on the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project while segments for the new bridge are transported from south of Mogo to Batemans Bay, with speed limits returning to normal when segments aren’t being delivered and no deliveries occurring during peak travel times.
Road users can expect improved safety and reduced congestion at the Kings and Princes Highway intersection at Batemans Bay with new traffic lights operational before the October long weekend.
Signals will automatically respond to peak periods to enable a more balanced traffic flow and reduce queue lengths at the intersection.
Construction sites will temporarily close on the Albion Park Rail bypass and Nowra Bridge projects over the October long weekend period from 6pm Friday 2 October until 7am Tuesday 6 October, with only critical activities to be carried out during this time and no traffic impacts expected.
Work to remove high risk trees along the Princes Highway corridor to improve future bushfire resilience will not take place over the holiday period.
These changes are planned to give visitors and locals a safer and smoother journey.
Increased traffic volumes are expected on the Princes Highway during the school holiday period, so road users are encouraged to plan ahead and visit livetraffic.com or call 132 701 for the latest traffic updates.
Motorists are advised to be aware of roadside workers, drive to the conditions, and follow the directions of signs.
Transport for NSW thanks everyone travelling on the NSW South Coast for their patience and cooperation.