Road freight access remains open for Batemans Bay

Road freight access remains open for Batemans Bay

Media Release: 9 December, 2019.

Transport for NSW has reaffirmed road freight access remains open from the south to Batemans Bay, ensuring essential supplies can reach the area, despite the ongoing bushfires.

Regional Director Southern Region, Sam Knight said fuel, food and other supplies were able to continue to reach Batemans Bay with special provisions in place to assist freight providers.

"We have taken measures to ensure essentials like food and fuels are able to reach the area despite the ongoing bushfires," Ms Knight said.

"To assist the community during the fires, we have increased mass limits on certain roads and made sure other routes remain open to improve freight movements to the area.

 

"At the same time, TfNSW staff are liaising directly with the freight industry to ensure freight providers know about the new measures and the access routes to the area."

"The key message for the community is to be reassured that vital provisions will still be able to reach the area via road despite the Princes Highway and Kings Highway remaining closed to the north."

Early investigation work is also underway on the fire damaged sections of the Princes Highway.

Ms Knight said that TfNSW engineers had only recently been able to access the area to the assess damage.

"We hope to have more information about re-opening of this corridor in the coming days depending on the ongoing bush fire situation."

Motorists should continue to exercise caution, and follow the directions of emergency services and traffic crews.

Please note TfNSW advises as follows:

At present the Snowy Mountains Highway and Princes Highway are available to the south. TfNSW has temporarily increased mass limits on the Princes Highway between Angledale and North Narooma to 57.5 tonnes for 19m B-doubles to support road freight access to Batemans Bay from the Victorian Border and the Snowy Mountains Highway. Operators travelling between Angledale and North Narooma at increased masses must carry a copy of the attached exemption issued by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator. We are working to have the enforceable network map updated as soon as possible and will confirm with RFNSW once this has occurred.

TfNSW is working closely with emergency services to monitor the situation in an effort to maintain safe access to Batemans Bay and ensure recovery efforts are undertaken in as timely a manner as possible so that roads may be safely reopened for the community.

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