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Option of turning right into Centenary Drive from the Princes Highway will be removed Thursday.

Work will take place tomorrow night (Thursday August 20th) on safety upgrades at the Centenary Drive intersection with the Princes Highway.

Transport for NSW Regional Director Southern, Jo Parrott, said the option of turning right into Centenary Drive from the Princes Highway will be removed.

“This section of the Princes Highway has a poor crash history and most of the crashes have involved motorists accessing Centenary Drive from the highway,” Ms Parrott said.

“Transport for NSW is committed to getting people home safely and these changes will greatly reduce the risk of further collisions at this intersection.

“While this initial measure will help prevent future incidents, we recognise the desire for a longer-term solution and will continue to work with Eurobodalla Shire Council to improve safety and accessibility at this intersection.

“In recognition of concerns raised by the community, additional warning signs will also be put in place on the northbound approach to advise motorists well ahead of the intersection of the change in traffic conditions and the new detour via Dalmeny Drive.”

There were nine crashes at this site in the five-year period up to 30 June 2018, of which two resulted in serious injury and five were casualty crashes.

Work will take place on Thursday 20 August between 6pm and 2am, weather permitting, with the noisiest work completed before 10pm.

A guardrail will be extended halfway across the intersection to allow only the left out movement from Centenary Drive onto the Princes Highway, as the left turn into and right turn out of Centenary Drive are already banned.

Single lane closures, stop / slow traffic control and a 40km/h speed zone will be in place while the work takes place.

Permanent signage and line marking will also be installed as part of the project.

Once the right turn is restricted, road users will be required to travel one kilometre north to the intersection of Princes Highway and Dalmeny Drive to access Centenary Drive, Bar Beach and the surrounding area.

Additional signage will be installed along the Princes Highway and Dalmeny Drive to direct motorists to Centenary Drive, Bar Beach and the Apex Park boat ramp.

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