THE Bega Bypass will have its "official" opening and dedication on Thursday.
After several phone calls late Wednesday trying to see if there was any truth to a rumour, it was confirmed via a media alert from Andrew Constance's office.
The ceremony will take place on the grassy section near the northern roundabout - adjacent to Kirkland Crescent - from 11.45am.
The alert also set out the agenda for Thursday's ceremony, including speeches from Roads and Maritime Services representatives, Mr Constance, Member for Eden-Monaro Peter Hendy and Bega Valley Shire Mayor Bill Taylor.
A plaque is also set to be unveiled.
It is unclear why the public was not alerted to such a long-expected event with more notice, but a contact within RMS confirmed it is going ahead.
The bypass has been open to traffic since mid-October (click here for related story)
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