Pedestrians and cyclists are advised of temporary access changes from Monday 9 September in North Batemans Bay to allow for continued work on the new bridge across the Clyde River.
A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the NSW Government provided $274 million for the project which would improve freight access, reduce traffic delays in peak travel times and improve access to the Clyde River.
“Work on the new Batemans Bay Bridge is progressing well and, as part of this continued work, a temporary pedestrian detour will be in place from next week on the northern side of the bridge between Wray Street and Korners Park,” the spokesperson said.
“The project team have worked hard to maintain access in this area for as long as possible but for the safety of pedestrians, the detour is required until 20 December 2019.
“However, the impacted pedestrian route will re-open during peak holiday periods in October.”
For pedestrians travelling from Wray Street to Korners Park or the town centre, the temporary route will travel along the eastern side of Old Punt Road and the southern side of Kings Highway.
Pedestrians and cyclists then cross the Princes Highway near the intersection of the Kings and Princes highways and connect to the existing pathway on the eastern side of the Princes Highway.
This detour may add up to seven minutes to a pedestrian’s journey and up to two minutes to a cyclist’s journey.
The impacted section of the Old Punt Road pedestrian footpath will be temporarily reopened during the October Long Weekend from Saturday 5 to Monday 7 October.
The project team thanks the community for its patience while this important work is completed.
For more information on the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project and to view a map of the detour, please visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/BatemansBayBridge.
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