Feb 9, 2012

Kempsey Bypass: Crescent Head Road overpass open

The newly built Crescent Head Road overpass has this week opened to traffic, another milestone in the delivery of the new, fully-Federally funded Kempsey Bypass which is on track to be completed 12 months early in mid-2013.

Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese said the completion of work on this overpass and the good progress being made on the bypass project as a whole is very pleasing.

“The opening of the Crescent Head Road overpass makes this the first section of the new bypass to become operational,” said Mr Albanese.

“The new overpass will provide locals and visitors alike with safe, convenient access to nearby areas including their homes, with further sections of the bypass to be progressively opened between now and mid 2013.”

NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay said some additional finishing work on local property driveways will continue over the next three weeks or so, weather permitting, which will result in some changed traffic conditions.

“To protect the safety of road workers a temporary reduced speed limit of 40 km/hr is in place while the remaining work is carried out.  I would urge all motorists to slow down, obey the signs and follow the instructions of traffic controllers.”

For more information go to www.rms.gov.au or call 1800 306 004 (toll free).