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Pedestrian and motorist access changes in Batemans Bay

Access changes for Wharf Road will be put in place later this month as part of the construction work for the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project.

Transport for NSW Regional Director Southern, Jo Parrott, said the changes will be in place up to mid-2021, weather permitting.

“While we recognise these access changes will impact your journeys, they are required to build better connections for motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists,” Ms Parrott said.

To minimise impact to locals and road users, this work will not take place until after the Easter long weekend and school holiday period.

Old Punt Road pedestrian footpath will also be re-opened for the Easter long weekend from today to Monday 13 April and will then temporarily close until late 2020, weather permitting.

Construction of the new Wharf Road and Princes Highway intersection and related activities on the northern foreshore will include realignment earthworks, construction of a new shared pedestrian and cyclist path, and installation of drainage and a permanent water quality basin.

The first stage of work – including early work for a new roundabout and the reconstruction of Korners Park as part of the northern foreshore upgrade – will start on Monday 27 April, weather permitting. 

Traffic changes include the permanent closure of southbound access to the Princes Highway from Wharf Road and the temporary closure of southbound access to Wharf Road via the Princes Highway.

From the Princes Highway, motorists will be able to access Wharf Road via Peninsula Drive.

Pedestrian, beach and private property access will be maintained at all times and a temporary bus turnaround area will be established near Korners Park.

Signs will provide pedestrian detour information and directions to an alternative disabled toilet facility near the bus stop on Clyde Street when the Korners Park toilet facility is closed.

For pedestrians travelling from Wray Street to Korners Park or the town centre, the existing Old Punt Road pedestrian detour route will remain in place, except during the Easter long weekend period.

The new Wharf Road roundabout will be completed in two stages to ensure property access, pedestrian and beach access, and a safe turnaround area for buses is maintained at all times.

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