The Moruya bypass is a step closer today, with the community getting the opportunity to have its say on the project’s proposed route.
Member for Bega Andrew Constance said the chosen corridor will be used to develop design options for the bypass in the next phase of the project.
“Bypass connections to the Princes Highway will be investigated as the project progresses, following consideration of further community feedback along with more traffic and environmental studies.
“The proposed route would start near Shelley Road and would enable connectivity to the North Moruya industrial area,” Minister Constance said.
“A new bridge would be also built about two kilometres east of the existing bridge south of the Moruya River, crossing South Head Road and reconnect with the existing highway near Mountain View Road.
“Our local towns are often congested with traffic that has no need to, or no intention of stopping, we want to get them out of town and free our local streets for those who do want to stay and visit.
Local residents are also frustrated about simply not being able to get to the shops without the long waits, especially during peak tourist periods,” Mr Constance said.
Senator for New South Wales Perin Davey encouraged the community to attend the information sessions and have their say on the project which forms part of the $1.5 billion Princes Highway corridor upgrades.
“The proposed bypass is approximately eight kilometres long and has been designed to deliver safer journeys on the Princes Highway, reduce congestion and remove heavy vehicles from the town centre,” Senator Davey said.
“In addition to improving public transport, pedestrian and cyclist networks, this upgrade promises to increase the transport efficiency of freight operators.
For more information on the Moruya bypass, including the preferred strategic corridor option, and to have your say visit nswroads.work/moruyabypass.
The community is encouraged to have their say on the proposed route until Monday 14 June and to meet the project team at the following information sessions. To adhere to current health guidelines, bookings are required for Sessions 1 and 3 and booking details are available on the Transport for NSW webpage.