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Council to commence Gerroa Road vegetation clearing

Shoalhaven City Council will be commencing vegetation clearing along Gerroa Road in February 2014.

The clearing of vegetation will be followed by road works to improve shoulders, as separate works.

The $820,000 project will see the clearing of vegetation within the road reserve, the construction of wider shoulders and reline-marking with raised ‘rumble’ pavement markings.

Director of Assets and Works, Ben Stewart said that as part of the works, Council will be clearing trees and removing vegetation up to six metres from the edge of the road.

“Council is currently finalising arrangements for vegetation removal along the sand track which is being carried out to improve sight lines along Gerroa Road,” said Mr Stewart.

“As part of the process, Council is investigating whether the removal of vegetation will include the removal of two large trees at the intersection of Beach Road, including the colloquially known ‘bum tree’.”

Mr Stewart said works are scheduled to take place between the Gerroa Road intersection at Shoalhaven Heads and the Kiama/Shoalhaven boundary line to the north of Beach Road in order to improve safety conditions along this section of road.

The project is programmed for completion by 30 June 2014 and is 100 percent funded by the Nation Building Black Spot Program administered by the RMS.

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