ROADS and Maritime Services is hosting a community day on September 21 to thank the Bega community for its patience while the Bega Bypass was built.
“The community is invited to walk or cycle on the bypass before it is opened to traffic the following week, weather permitting,” an RMS spokesperson said.
“Kids will be kept entertained with a jumping castle and a sausage sizzle will be held to raise money for local charities.
“An information stall will also be available for community members to discuss the bypass with project members.
“The community day will be held from 9am until 2pm and attendees are encouraged to catch the free shuttle bus to and from the event as there will be no access to the event by car.
“Buses will pick up and drop off at regular bus stops along the Princes Hwy between Finucane Lane and the Bega town centre.
“The buses will start from 9am and will continue regularly throughout the event,” the spokesperson said.
Finishing work on the southern connection to the bypass is being carried out and will be completed before the official opening of the upgrade in October, weather permitting.
The Bega bypass is a 3.5km two-lane road and includes an underpass for local traffic, pedestrian access at Applegum Close and bridges with pedestrian access built over the new highway at High and Ravenswood Streets.
For more information on the project visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au.