Transport for NSW has reaffirmed road freight access remains open from the south to Batemans Bay, ensuring essential supplies can reach the area, despite the ongoing bushfires.
Regional Director Southern Region, Sam Knight said fuel, food and other supplies were able to continue to reach Batemans Bay with special provisions in place to assist freight providers.
“We have taken measures to ensure essentials like food and fuels are able to reach the area despite the ongoing bushfires,” Ms Knight said.
“To assist the community during the fires, we have increased mass limits on certain roads and made sure other routes remain open to improve freight movements to the area.
“At the same time, TfNSW staff are liaising directly with the freight industry to ensure freight providers know about the new measures and the access routes to the area.
“The key message for the community is to be reassured that vital provisions will still be able to reach the area via road despite the Princes Highway and Kings Highway remaining closed to the north.”
Early investigation work is also underway on the fire damaged sections of the Princes Highway.
Ms Knight said that TfNSW engineers had only recently been able to access the area to the assess damage.
“We hope to have more information about re-opening of this corridor in the coming days depending on the ongoing bush fire situation.”
Motorists should continue to exercise caution, and follow the directions of emergency services and traffic crews.
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic NSW app or call 132 701.