25 September 2020

School holiday motorists warned to expect changed conditions on the South Coast

| Kim Treasure
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Batemans Bay Bridge construction

Motorists should expect changed traffic conditions at Batemans Bay this school holidays. Photo: Transport NSW.

With heavy traffic expected to start building around the South Coast holiday hotspots this afternoon, motorists are being warned to expect changed conditions.

Transport NSW says road users can expect improved safety and reduced congestion at the Kings and Princes Highway intersection at Batemans Bay with new traffic lights operational before the October long weekend.

A spokesperson said signals would automatically respond to peak periods to enable a more balanced traffic flow and reduce queue lengths at the intersection.

Speed limit reductions will be in place on the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project while segments for the new bridge are transported from south of Mogo to Batemans Bay, with speed limits returning to normal when segments aren’t being delivered. No deliveries are scheduled during peak travel times.

Bridge segment

Major deliveries won’t be made during peak travel times. Photo: Transport NSW.

Work on Princes Highway upgrade projects will stop or be reduced over the school holidays period from Monday, 28 September to Friday, 9 October to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow throughout work sites.

Work to remove high-risk trees along the Princes Highway corridor to improve future bushfire resilience will not take place over the holiday period.

These changes are planned to give visitors and locals a safer and smoother journey.

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Increased traffic volumes are expected during the school holiday period, so road users are encouraged to plan ahead and visit Live Traffic or call 132 701 for the latest traffic updates.

Motorists are advised to be aware of roadside workers, drive to the conditions, and follow the directions of signs.

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