Kings Highway to re-open

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The Kings Highway between Canberra and Batemans Bay was due to re-open to traffic on Tuesday afternoon, 14 January, in a major boost to impacted communities.

Dog travel by car. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever enjoying road trip.
The re-opening of Kings Highway is good news for everyone

NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said re-opening the roads is “critical to supporting recovery efforts and movement of supplies into the region – as well as supporting the return of visitors to the area”.

Work to repair the fire-impacted 43 kilometre section of highway included the removal of around 1,200 hazardous trees, and the repair of 43 damaged guardrails and 500 ‘cats eye’ reflector lights.

A number of fires are still burning on the NSW South Coast and motorists should be prepared for conditions to change quickly.

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