TENDERS have been called for the Foxground and Berry bypass.
“Roads and Maritime has called for tenders from the two shortlisted tenderers Lend Lease Engineering/Nace and Fulton Hogan. Tenders will close in December,” Kiama MP Gareth Ward said.
“The project will provide a four lane divided highway separated by a median for 11.6 kilometres between Toolijooa Road and Schofields Lane. The upgrade includes a bypass of the existing winding highway at Foxground and a bypass of Berry with interchanges provided for access either side of Berry.
“The award of the contract is expected in the first half of next year, with detailed design to start immediately and major work soon after.
“The Foxground and Berry bypass project was approved in July by the NSW Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, conditional on Roads and Maritime complying with the Minister’s conditions of approval during the detailed design, construction and operation of the highway upgrade.
“The upgrade will provide significant safety, traffic flow and travel time improvements and will reduce flooding for many properties in Berry,” Mr Ward said.
Roads and Maritime will continue to consult with individual property owners to discuss land acquisition and access for investigations to prepare for the detailed design and construction phases.
The project office in Berry will continue to open on Fridays from 10am to 5pm.
More information is available on the project website at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/
fbb or by calling the project information line, toll free on 1800 506 976.
The Foxground and Berry bypass is scheduled to be completed in 2018.