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Shoalhaven News

$10 Million upgrades announced for Princes Highway

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The State Government has announced more than $10 Million in funding will be allocated in this year's State Budget to upgrade the Princes Highway from Tomerong to Batemans Bay.

The upgrades will include roadside barriers, lighting and audio-tactile line markings to warn cars that drift out of the lanes.

Another major upgrade to take place will be the installation of a roundabout at the notoriously dangerous Island Point Road intersection.

The highway has become the subject of national attention with a number of deaths during peak holiday periods, including the Falkholt Family when serial traffic offender Craig Whitall lost control of his four-wheel drive and slammed into them on Boxing Day last year.

He was on his way home from a Nowra methadone clinic.

Meantime, the journey for South Coast motorists making the trip to Sydney will get a little bit quicker in years to come with the State Government announcing a start to the F6 extension.

23 sets of traffic lights would be bypassed.

Photo credit: Daily Telegraph