Nowra Bridge detailed design release

27 July 2020

Key design changes and improvements for the Nowra Bridge project have been released, giving the community certainty on how it will look as major construction is beginning. 

Senator for New South Wales Jim Molan said the detailed design and urban design plans for the $342 million project, jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments, were now available for viewing and comments.

“The new four lane bridge with upgraded intersections will improve traffic flow and ease congestion on a major section of the Princes Highway while delivering safer and more reliable journeys within the Nowra-Bomaderry area,” Senator Molan said. 

“The design has incorporated community feedback received during the 2018 concept design phase and changes have been made to improve safety, amenity and access, all of which are now on view for the public.”

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock said design changes included a new roundabout on Illaroo Road at Fairway Drive to improve access to and from the northern foreshore and boat ramp, a lane allowing left turn only from the Princes Highway into Pleasant Way, and the closure of the intersection of Scenic Drive and Bridge Road. 

“Other changes include providing a pedestrian-activated crossing at Illaroo and Bridge Roads to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety, and improved design of the area at the southern end of the bridge near Scenic Drive,” Ms Hancock said. 

“This is really about locking in those final components so that the community can see exactly how the finished product will look – and it looks fantastic.” 

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward said the design changes and the other key features of the project were visible in an impressive flyover animation and project maps.

“It’s an amazingly detailed animation which really shows how our community will be transformed by this project.” Mr Ward said.

“We’re still inviting the community to provide any comments they have on the projects, but for the most part this is the final picture of this game-changing $342 million project.” 

The detailed design and flyover animation can be viewed online on the project webpage from Monday 27 July to 16 August 2020 or by appointment at the Nowra Bridge project site office Community Display Centre, 14 Moss Street, Nowra.

A Facebook Live event will be held on Thursday 6 August where interested parties will be able to ask the project team questions: follow NSW Roads on Facebook for updates.

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