AN animation of the Foxground and Berry Bypass concept design is now available online, providing motorists with a front seat view of the final road design.
The Foxground and Berry bypass will provide a four-lane divided highway for 11.6 kilometres of the Princes Highway between Toolijooa Road and Schofields Lane.
NSW Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Brad Hazzard approved the project in July and since then Roads and Maritime Services has refined the concept design to address issues raised during the submissions process.
The design refinements have been included in the updated videos and show the Foxground and Berry bypass alignment from Toolijooa Road to Schofields Lane in both directions.
The animation also includes a proposed pedestrian path and cycleway from Kangaroo Valley Road to Mark Radium Park and Victoria Street and from Kangaroo Valley Road to North Street and the sports fields.
RMS 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.
RMS invited tenders in September from the two shortlisted tenderers, Lend Lease Engineering/Nace and Fulton Hogan to build the bypass.
Tenders will close in December and the award of the contract is expected in the first half of next year.
The detailed design will start soon after the award of contract with major work to follow.
The Foxground and Berry bypass is scheduled to be completed in 2018, weather permitting.
The videos can be viewed in the video gallery on the Roads and Maritime project website at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/fbb.
Traffic depicted in the videos is based on 2017 peak travel time volumes and show the general nature only of the existing features.