It is an austere concrete barrier dividing east from west, splitting friends, families and lovers - but the Berlin Wall it is not.
Instead, a proposed bypass at Berry will split some residents along more urbane lines: separating them from bric-a-brac shops, artisan bakeries and the town's facilities.
Residents of the bucolic hamlet are railing against a state government plan to build a four-lane highway along the town border and through its north-western corner, claiming it will block views and separate homes from the village centre.
The proposal has garnered staunch opposition from Berry's townsfolk - a mix of tree-changers and long-time locals - some of whom say the route should be south of the town.
Will Armitage, convener of community group Better Options for Berry, said the road will erode the town's quaint charm, create noise and leave residents isolated.
''It virtually cuts off the western side of Berry from the eastern side … where all the social infrastructure is located.
''There will be noise issues … when a motorbike goes past or a truck uses its air brakes.
''And the visual impacts will be significant.
''They are going for the least-cost option and haven't given enough consideration to the town's amenity.''
Presently, the busy Princes Highway runs into Queen Street - Berry's narrow, cafe-lined main drag where traffic slows to a crawl at peak times.
Roads authorities have long owned land at Berry, some of which is now being used for the bypass. Residents claim the
government is sticking to the chosen route because the land was already set aside, even though it now intersects the growing town.
Roads and Maritime Services rejected the claims.
The bypass forms part of a series of upgrades to the Princes Highway designed to improve road safety and reduce travel times.
An RMS spokeswoman said a southern bypass route at Berry would have cost $711 million - $166 million more than the chosen option. Critics dispute the figures.
The spokeswoman said the highway would not isolate residents. They would be connected to town through a series of bridges, interchanges and pedestrian and cycle paths.
The RMS involved the community in planning the bypass, including route options, through community and stakeholder meetings.
Sound barriers and a ''low-noise road surface'' would be used, and ramps will be screened by visual barriers, landscaped earth mounds and planting.
James Moore, 28, whose house on Kangaroo Valley Road will be demolished to make way for the bypass, supports the project.
''You can't stop something like this. It's sad we've got to move, but it's for the good of the town, because there's that much congestion,'' he said.