The new roundabout at the intersection of the Princes Highway and Island Point Road at Tomerong will open to traffic this week, weather permitting.
Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock said the NSW Government provided $5 million for the construction of the roundabout from the Safer Roads program, which is expected to be open to traffic at around midday on Friday, October 23.
"The new roundabout will help improve safety, traffic efficiency and connectivity for motorists around the Bay and Basin area," Mrs Hancock said.
"The new intersection will deliver two southbound lanes entering and exiting on the Princes Highway, two lanes entering from Island Point Road and one northbound lane entering and exiting on the Princes Highway.
"The existing streetlights have been relocated and a cyclist crossing point for the highway installed on the southern side of the roundabout.
"We thank the community for their patience while temporary detours were in place during construction and the impact that they had on residents in the area."
In the five years to September 2016 there were 36 crashes at the intersection, resulting in 45 casualties and 11 serious injuries.
While final works take place over the next few weeks, only one southbound lane of the roundabout will be open and no access for pedestrians and cyclists will be available.
This work is expected to last two weeks, however the roundabout will be operational during this time.
Additional work still to be completed at the Island Point Road intersection with the Princes Highway includes concreting of islands, asphalting, final line-marking and re-vegetation.
These projects will be completed later this year, weather permitting and materials for these projects are being sourced from local businesses.