Macmahon to construct Bega Bypass
- Apr 12, 2012
Macmahon will begin construction of the Bega Bypass next month, creating safer traffic conditions for the New South Wales community.
The project, for the State Government's Roads and Maritime Services, will involve the construction of a 3.5km, two lane highway from the Bega River Bridge to Finucane Lane to allow local traffic to bypass the Bega townsite.
Macmahon New South Wales State Manager Joe Hauser said the project would deliver a range of benefits to the region, improving traffic flows and reducing the impacts of heavy vehicles on the Bega town centre.
"The Bypass will remove heavy vehicles from the town centre, which will create safer traffic conditions and a better experience for residents and visitors to the town," he said.
"Noise levels and air quality in Bega are expected to improve, while motorists passing through the area will achieve reduced travel times by using the bypass."
The project will also help boost the local economy, with the Bypass to enable B-double heavy vehicles to use the Princes Highway between the Snowy Mountains Highway and Victorian border in both directions for the first time.
"This is a significant road project for the State, both in terms of the benefits it delivers to the local community and the efficiencies it will achieve for the transport industry," Mr Hauser said.
"Macmahon will draw on its extensive road capabilities and experience to deliver the project by late 2013, to ensure those benefits will be realised as soon as possible."
The project will include the construction of two new bridges across the bypass and two new major access points linking the town and the Bypass.
Macmahon will begin construction in May.
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