KIAMA MP Gareth Ward has urged Shoalhaven City Council to deliver the East Nowra Sub Arterial road [ENSA] as soon as possible saying there is $24 million in state government funding available for the project.
Mr Ward turned the first sod on last section of the duplicated Princes Highway between Berry and Bomaderry on Thursday, saying he was looking at the next project to relieve congestion in the region.
“I want to see the East Nowra Sub Arterial road delivered,” he said.
“People are sick and tired of traffic congestion through the Nowra CBD and ENSA will take traffic off the highway and deliver eastern bound traffic to Greenwell Point Road.
“Shelley and and I have secured $24 million for Shoalhaven City Council as part of the Regional Growth Fund and I encourage council to make this their only priority for this money so the project can be done.”
Mr Ward said the ENSA project was put onto the local infrastructure plan when he was deputy mayor.
“Combined with the change to the concept plans for the Nowra Bridge and surrounding intersections this is the mechanism for the traffic relief that many people are looking for,” he said.
“By using $24m from the state government this project can be a reality if council works with me to get this done.
“The money is there.”