Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has announced that after lobbying the Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, the concerns of residents have been listened to and a temporary protected right turning lane is planned to be built at the Croziers Road and Princes Highway intersection.

“This is to improve road safety and accessibility for motorists before major construction of the Berry to Bomaderry Princes Highway upgrade starts,” he said.

“One of the reasons I stood for Parliament was to fix the Princes Highway. This also includes road safety at key intersections along the way. This action is being taken because locals raised their concerns with me and I took their case to the Minister.

“The work will include building a temporary right turning lane for safer access of motorists into Croziers Road from the Princes Highway heading south.

“This work is planned to start in March 2018. Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will also relocate the existing bus stop to the Croziers Road U-turn bay and install additional safety barriers on the highway as part of this work.

Work completed in February 2018  – The trimming of trees and shrubs to improve motorist’s sight distance in each direction, relocation and/or removal of existing signage to improve visibility, increased NSW Police patrols, installation of larger 80km/h speed zone signs, extension of the 80km/h zone approaching the intersection from the north, installation of 80km/h speed limit ahead warning signs and a speed radar-activated electronic messaging sign.

Work starting in March 2018  – The design for a temporary right turning lane into Croziers Road, improving road safety and accessibility.

Work following the start of major construction  – Changes to allow for safe access for motorists turning into Croziers Road during construction.

“The relocation of the bus stop to the Croziers Road U-turn bay will allow for the widening work to occur for the right turn lane and also improve bus stop user safety by relocating the facility from the highway,” Mr Ward said.