The first sod has been turned on a series of crucial road safety upgrades to Flinders Road, South Nowra.
The upgrades will take place between the Nowra Creek Bridge and Albatross Road and will include a major reconfiguration of the Albatross Road intersection, as well as further safety improvements between Norfolk Avenue and the Princes Highway.
The upgrade will dramatically improve road safety and heavy vehicle access to the adjoining Flinders Industrial Estate, which is a major manufacturing and logistics distribution centre for local, national and international companies.
The road width will be doubled between Nowra Creek and Cumberland Avenue creating significant improvements to safety and on-street parking.
The project will also deliver improved access to Rugby Park and better drainage along the route from the construction of kerb and guttering.
The upgrades have been funded under the Federal Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme and Black Spot Programme, as well as the NSW Government’s Rural and Regional Roads Fund with Council contributing the balance.
Works are anticipated to commence in May and scheduled for completion before Christmas 2017, weather permitting.
During construction, Flinders and Albatross Roads will be kept open to motorists, however minor to moderate traffic delays should be expected.
Council is encouraging motorists who travel through Flinders and Albatross Roads on their daily commute to use an alternate route where possible during the works.