Work begins on $60m Bega Bypass

Construction of the new Bega Bypass in NSW has started, with the project expected to be completed in mid-2014

June 13, 2012

Construction of the new Bega Bypass in NSW has started, with the project designed to improve safety and travel times once completed in mid-2014.

The $60 million federally-funded project will build a 3.5km stretch of two-lane road to the west of the existing Princes Highway between the Bega River Bridge and Finucane Lane.

NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay says new bridge crossings at High Street and Ravenswood Street will be built, along with an underpass at Applegum Close and two major access points linking the town, the bypass and properties to the west.

"The beginning of a new era for Bega is now closer than ever before," Eden-Monaro MP Mike Kelly says.

"The bypass is no longer just an aspiration or a line on the map. It will soon be a real road delivering real benefits including safer, quicker driving conditions and more than 500 fewer trucks a day rumbling through the town."

Kelly recently labelled the bypass a win for B-doubles and the community. He says the trucks will no longer need to be unhitched outside of Bega when the bypass opens.

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