Key South Coast Intersection at Tomakin now safer
The construction of a four-leg roundabout at the Tomakin Road and George Bass Drive intersection at Tomakin on the New South Wales south coast is now complete.
Deputy Prime Minister, Nationals’ Leader and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the roundabout would reduce delays and increase safety.
“This new roundabout will address major safety concerns, with overall collisions expected to decrease by up to 35 per cent, injuries caused by collision by up to 75 per cent and pedestrian accidents by 40 per cent,” Mr McCormack said.
Federal Member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis said the roundabout works provided a new connection from George Bass Drive into Tomakin village via Sunpatch Parade.
“Tomakin Road was widened and realigned as part of the works and new concrete footpaths, streetlights and signage were installed, making the area much more amenable for the public,” Mrs Sudmalis said.
“As an intersection that encounters significant traffic during peak and holiday periods, this is a really great result for the community.
“The roundabout will also go a long way in supporting expected traffic increases at Batemans Bay, Broulee, Mossy Point, Tomakin and Rosedale by improving capacity on both George Bass Drive and Tomakin Road.”
The construction of the roundabout also benefited the local economy, with the procurement of materials and employment sourced locally.
The new $3.5 million roundabout was fully funded by the Australian Government through the Eurobodalla Roads Upgrade Package, demonstrating its commitment to safer south coast roads.