MOTORISTS will be able to travel on the Bega Bypass from Wednesday.
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) made the long-awaited announcement late Friday.
The Bega bypass is a 3.5km two-lane road that includes an underpass for local traffic and pedestrian access at Applegum Close, and bridges with pedestrian access built over the new highway at High and Ravenswood streets.
RMS will open both directions of the new section to traffic from 10am on Wednesday morning.
Minor delays of up to 15 minutes may be experienced.
Motorists are reminded the existing highway will remain closed south of Boundary Rd until the end of November for continuing building work for the new intersection and tie in at the southern end of the bypass.
Electronic message signs will be in place to advise motorists of alternative routes to the northern end to enter the highway.
Access to Bega will be maintained via the northern roundabout.
The roundabout at the northern end of the project will be the only access to the highway south of Bega until work is completed at the southern end of the bypass.
In the area of the southern tie in to the side of the newly opened road, a reduced speed limit will be in place while work is carried out to ensure a safe work space.
Traffic controllers will be in place to direct traffic.
Wet weather may change dates and times.
Motorists are advised to plan their journey, allow extra travel time, and follow all signs.
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, or call 132 701.