Transport Minister Andrew Constance has welcomed the design of the new Batemans Bay Bridge, but is less keen on traffic lights at the Kings Highway roundabout.
Mr Constance promised a new bridge during the March 2015 NSW election.
"Seeing the design of the new bridge come to life this week is really exciting," Mr Constance said.
"We have all worked really hard for a number of years to get the project to this point, and I am pleased to say we are almost there.
"The proposed design features a new four lane concrete bridge, a three metre shared path on the eastern side of the bridge, and an increase in river foreshore space including boating and fishing facilities, car parks and river access for small and large vessels.
"However I have concerns over RMS's proposed design of the intersection at Princes and Kings Highway and don't believe traffic lights are the right option. RMS need to propose a better alternative."
Residents are invited to review and comment on the concept design and environmental assessment of the replacement Batemans Bay Bridge until December 8.
"The Batemans Bay Bridge replacement will deliver on the NSW Government's promise to improve access to Batemans Bay and the surrounding areas, allow access for larger freight trucks and reduce traffic delays."
"I encourage the Batemans Bay community and all of those who rely on the bridge to provide feedback on the replacement bridge to help shape these final plans."
To view the design concept and find out more about the project visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/batemansbaybridge
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