The upgrading of the Princes Highway through the Kiama Municipality has been completed, with the opening of the Foxground bypass just prior to Easter.
The five kilometres of new highway between Toolijooa Road and Austral Park Road cuts out the bends via a 900 metre long and 25 metre deep cutting at Toolijooa Ridge. It also has climbing lanes for heavy vehicles.
“It turns the Foxground bypass from being one of the worst sections of the Princes Highway into one of the best,” said Gareth Ward MP.
Those curious to try the new road had best do it during the week, as the Berry bottleneck is still causing extensive delays. The Berry bypass will be open to motorists before Christmas 2017, six months ahead of schedule.
The last piece in the jigsaw, the Berry to Bomaderry upgrade, will result in four lanes of divided highway between Waterfall and Jervis Bay Road at Falls Creek.