COMMUNITY FEEDBACK ON SOUTH BATEMANS BAY LINK ROAD PROJECT

Friday, 25 October 2019

Member for Bega Andrew Constance has today announced that plans are progressing for the South Batemans Bay Link Road to connect the Princes Highway with Glenella Road, with the preferred option going out for community feedback.

Mr Constance said the NSW Government committed $30 million in funding to complete the project, following the initial $10 million provided to Eurobodalla Shire Council to get works to the current status.

“A roundabout has been identified as the preferred option for the intersection to enable a safe and efficient connection with the Princes Highway,” Mr Constance said.

“This option has the least impact on the Princes Highway during construction and has the least impact on property, fauna habitat and other environmental considerations.

“This option will provide a bypass lane for vehicles travelling north on the Princes Highway, allowing traffic to flow without entering the roundabout.”

“Two lanes will provide access to the roundabout for southbound motorists, with a single lane to enter and exit the roundabout from the South Batemans Bay Link Road.

“Vehicles turning right from the South Batemans Bay Link Road will have a dedicated lane on the Princes Highway until about 200 metres north of the roundabout,” Mr Constance said.

“The project will also improve safety on the Princes Highway by reducing the speed limit between Cranbrook Road and Lattas Point Road, which in turn will lessen the severity of crashes in this area.”

Mayor Liz Innes welcomed the announcement of a solution.

“The South Batemans Bay Link Road is a critical piece of transport infrastructure for our region and we’re pleased to see the NSW Government getting on with it.

The inclusion of all turning movements at the highway in the preferred option makes common sense and we urge the Government to move to construction”, said Cr Innes.

The Transport for NSW project team will hold two community information sessions, the first between 8am and 1pm on Sunday 3 November at the Batemans Bay Sunday Markets at Corrigan’s Beach Reserve, Batehaven and the second will be held from 2pm to 6pm on Thursday 7 November at the Village Centre in Batemans Bay.

The preferred option report will also be on display between Friday 25 October and Friday 22 November at the Batemans Bay Library, Service NSW Batemans Bay, Eurobodalla Council Building and the Moruya Library.

Visit the Transport for NSW website rms.work/sbblr for more information on the project and to provide your feedback.