Safety improvements on Princes Highway from Turlinjah to Bodalla

25 February 2021

Wider centre lines, sealed road shoulders and dedicated turning lanes will soon provide motorists travelling on the Princes Highway with safer journeys between Turlinjah and Bumbo Road at Bodalla.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the NSW Government was providing $5.2 million for the important safety work, which starts today (Thursday 25 February) and will take about seven months to complete.

“The improvements include new drainage on a 4.6 kilometre section of the highway to ensure more efficient water run off during heavy rain to minimise the chance of vehicles sliding on slippery surfaces,” Mr Toole said.

“Funded under the Safer Roads program, the safety improvements were identified as a result of the Princes Highway route safety review which targets improved road safety, reliability and access for the community, freight and tourists.”

Member for Bega Andrew Constance said the NSW Government is moving forward with delivering a safer Princes Highway.

“We’re committed to delivering safer and stronger regions with more reliable journeys right along the Princes Highway. The work will help improve trips for the 5000 vehicles which use this section of the highway each day,” Mr Constance said.

“This work builds on our vision for a safer and more reliable road and is part of our Roadmap to 2040 for the Princes Highway.”

Work will be carried out on weekdays from 7am to 6pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm, weather permitting.

Intermittent lane closures, traffic control and a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h will be in place for the safety of workers and road users.

Motorists are asked to drive to the conditions, allow additional travel time and to follow the direction of signs and traffic control.

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