A major milestone has been reached for the Albion Park Rail bypass project, with the first set of super-T girders delivered this week.
Member for Kiama Gareth Ward said the girders would soon form one of the 13 bridges built as part of this project.
“The NSW Government is investing in the regions, building safer and more efficient roads that keep our communities better connected,” Mr Ward said.
“The 28 metre long concrete beams will make up part of the new bridge being built for the bypass, which will cross Frazers Creek and the new Croom Regional Sporting Complex access road.
“This project will bust congestion, with the installation of the 30 girders another example of this project powering ahead for completion in 2022.”
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the $630 million project would make it easier to move around the region.
“We are committed to improving road safety and accessibility across the state, with the Albion Park Rail bypass set to do that for the South Coast,” Mr Toole said.
“This project will deliver a 9.8 kilometre extension of the Princes Highway between Yallah and Oak Flats, completing the 'missing link' for a high standard road between Sydney and Bomaderry.
“The bypass will return local streets to local communities and make for a safer and more reliable journey for locals, tourists, businesses and freight.”
The 53 tonne bridge girders will be delivered along the Princes Highway, Albion Park Rail and Tongarra Road outside of peak travel times between 2am and 6am, to minimise the impact to motorists.
Work will also be carried out to prepare for the arrival of the concrete beams. This will involve the set up and removal of a crane, building scaffolding and lifting the girders into position.
Additional weekend work will be required on Sunday 24 November.
The community will be kept up to date as more girders are delivered as part of the project, including any changed traffic conditions. More information on the project is available here.