City Council is renewing roads throughout the City including Pyree Lane,
Braidwood Road, Gerroa Road, Coolangatta Road, Woodhill Mountain Road and
Bolong Road starting from early May.
City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash said that the work undertaken is essential to
help ensure a safer road network for all users. “As a result of the roadwork,
residents and visitors should see marked improvement in road conditions in a
number of areas throughout the Shoalhaven” said Clr Gash.
reconstructing and widening a 1.5km section of Pyree Lane. The full width
reconstruction of the road will commence next month, the contractor Hisway
establishes on-site in early May. The program for this major work is 5 months,
weather permitting. This is funded by the NSW State Government under the NSW
Local Government Road Review Program (now NSW Safer Roads Program).
rehabilitation works will be undertaken on Braidwood Road to align with the contractor
works in May, to minimise the period of disruption to motorists. Council has
worked with the contractor to schedule the road work on parts of Braidwood Road
that deteriorated due to an increase in heavy vehicles.
reconstructing a 1km section of Coolangatta Road. The full width reconstruction
of the road will also involve widening the road from its current width of less
than 6 metres to 8 metres. The contractor Roadworx are expected to commence
after the school holidays, weather permitting.
Woodhill Mountain Road in Berry will also undergo reconstruction works in
coming months. Councils work crews are expected to commence in the middle of
May, weather permitting. This works involves reconstruction of the pavement in
two stages to minimise disruption. The work is to commence in the lower
sections from Broughton Vale Road. Unfortunately due to the recent wet weather,
work in steep areas will be delayed until drier conditions prevail. These works
are part funded through the Roads to Recovery program.
Stage 2, of
Bolong Road works is a continuation of road and shoulder widening. These works
are currently underway to improve subsurface drainage, shoulders and bitumen
sealing on a stretch south from Coolangatta Estate to the old Coolangatta School.
This work is also funded by the NSW State Government under the NSW Safer Roads
works involves shoulder construction, this work will also commence in May. This
is a continuation of the work on the shoulders over along this 6.5km stretch
known colloquially as the “Sandtrack” from the City boundary (north of the
Beach Road intersection) south to the northern access to Shoalhaven Heads. This
work is funded under the Federal Government’s Nation Building Blackspot Program.
benefit of these works is improving road safety. The project teams will ensure
that any disruption is kept to a minimum, Council suggests that motorists plan
their journey. While the roads will remain open, motorists may experience
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