South Batemans Bay Link Road moves closer

19 August 2020

Easing traffic congestion in and out of the centre of Batemans Bay is a step closer, with community feedback helping to shape the $30 million South Batemans Bay Link Road project.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the community was asked to provide feedback on the review of environmental factors (REF) and concept design earlier this year.

“The $30 million South Batemans Bay Link Road project will ease congestion in the Batemans Bay CBD, and support future growth in the South Coast area,” Mr Toole said.

“The proposal includes a new roundabout on the Princes Highway and a new two-lane road connecting to Glenella Road, creating a safer and more efficient connection to the Princes Highway.”

Member for Bega Andrew Constance said the public display allowed the community to learn more and become involved in the project.

“After further design development, there have been a few key changes to the proposal to address community feedback,” Mr Constance said.

“We are listening to the community, and the design will now include a designated left-turn lane from Glenella Road to the Princes Highway at the roundabout to make it easier and safer for those entering onto the highway. 

“A left turn in, left turn out arrangement to access Round Hill and an extension to the northbound merge lane on the Princes Highway will improve safety and traffic flow by allowing more time for safe merging of traffic.”

Opportunities for improved cycling connectivity will be explored in the next phase of the project’s development.

As the project continues, there will be further opportunities for community consultation during the detailed design phase.

The submissions report is available on the project website:

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