ROADWORKS on the troublesome Jindy Andy Lane at Numbaa are under way.
Shoalhaven City Council is undertaking the rehabilitation of 600 metres of roadway pavement on a stretch of road 450 metres from Greenwell Point Road.
The work on the lane east of Nowra, which has been the subject of complaints for many years, is scheduled to continue until December.
The road which joins Greenwell Point Road to Comerong Island Road, had its speed limit reduced in March 2012 and underwent testing by local geoscience company Coffey International last September.
Crews undertook geotechnical investigations at eight locations along the road to find out what the makeup of the road’s underpinning is.
The number of road users on Jindy Andy Lane has increased dramatically as many motorists from the outlying villages of Greenwell Point, Culburra Beach, Callala and Currarong use it as a route to Nowra instead of Greenwell Point Road.
Last December frustrations of motorists and local residents boiled over with someone taking the novel approach of urging Shoalhaven City Council to fix the often potholed lane by spray painting a message on the road. It urged council to fix the road and in particular one of the bigger potholes on the southern end of the lane.
In bright pink spray paint the offending pothole has been circled and the message “Fix SCC come on” emblazoned on the road.
So bad is the pothole that motorists are often opting to travel on the incorrect side of the road so as to bypass the badly broken up road and possibly damage their vehicles.
Jindy Andy Lane will remain open to traffic during the roadworks under the direction of traffic controllers; however traffic delays should be expected.
Alternative routes are available via Millbank Road or the Princes Highway.
Council has requested motorists using this area drive safely and ensure compliance with roadwork signage and speed limits.
Weather permitting, work is scheduled to be completed by December 14.