TWO new northbound and southbound climbing lanes on Mount Ousley promise to improve travel times for people who commute from the Shoalhaven to Sydney.
Federal funding of $42 million will pay to build the lanes between Bulli Tops and the Picton Road Interchange in order to remove heavy vehicles from the main traffic flow.
Kiama MP Gareth Ward has welcomed the announcement. “Any improvement in traffic management on Mt Ousley will affect those who travel from the Shoalhaven to Sydney for work or pleasure,” he said.
“It’s necessary to have freight on the road but providing a dedicated climbing lane will enhance traffic movement for everyone.
The funding will be matched dollar for dollar by the NSW government, meaning $84 million in total will be spent.