Foxground and Berry bypass
The proposed Foxground and Berry bypass would provide a four-lane divided highway (two lanes in each direction) with median separation for 11.6 kilometres of the Princes Highway between Toolijooa Road and Schofields Lane. The upgrade would include a bypass of the winding highway alignment at Foxground and a bypass of Berry with access ramps at the north and south of town.
For more information on the benefits of the project and to view some of the key features of the concept design, view the project page.
Refined concept design
RMS has refined the concept design for the Foxground and Berry bypass project to address community feedback and issues raised in submissions received in response to the display of the environmental assessment. RMS has adopted the following changes to the proposed concept design:
- Victoria Street to remain open with a two-way connection between Queen and Victoria streets and a southbound on-ramp south of Victoria Street. A change has been made to the private property access south of Victoria Street which would be via an access road to a new underpass at Schofields Lane.
- A new junction arrangement at Schofields Lane, providing both northbound and southbound left-in / left-out access to the highway via a vehicular underpass.
- A vehicular underpass connecting Gembrook Lane to the interchange at Tindalls Lane, enabling more convenient access to Gembrook Lane from both north and south.
- A new combined flood mitigation / vehicular underpass between Tindalls Lane and Austral Park Road.
- Straightening the diversion of Town Creek to run parallel to Rawlings Lane in order to minimise impacts on farm operations.
- Minor changes to road geometry and changes to some property accesses and boundaries to minimise potential impacts.
- Retaining the location of the Berry Riding Club at its current site, with a revised facility design.
- Removal of the turnaround facility proposed as part of the Austral Park Road extension.
RMS design refinements are subject to project approval. Further information on the design changes and next steps are provided in a letter to the householder. View or download this letter to the householder (PDF, 6MB) for more information.