Jervis Bay flyover gets green light

29 April 2022

The long-awaited Jervis Bay Road and Princes Highway intersection upgrade is now one step closer toreality, with the submissions report released today showing overwhelming support for the proposed design.

The $125 million intersection upgrade is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments, with the Australian Government committing $100 million and the NSW Government committing the remaining $25 million.

NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the feedback survey results show strong community support for the project.

“The community, businesses and stakeholders had the opportunity to provide their thoughts and helped inform improvements to the design, which is now being progressed,” Mr Farraway said.

“Key changes to the intersection between Jervis Bay Road and the Princes Highway will involve realigning and widening the highway and an overpass bridge over Jervis Bay Road which will provide a better connection for road users.

“According to the survey results, 96 per cent of respondents strongly agree or agree the proposal will improve safety, 89 per cent strongly agree or agree it would improve resilience, and 94 per cent strongly agree or agree it would improve efficiency.”

Senator for New South Wales Perin Davey said the Australian Government was investing in the road infrastructure needed to support the South Coast’s growth into the future.

“The upgrade, including a flyover and roundabouts on either side, will make the intersection of Jervis Bay Road and the Princes Highway safer for all road users,”  Senator Davey said.

“This will improve freight productivity, efficiency and network reliability, reduce congestion and support the economic growth of the region.

“We are committed to delivering the road infrastructure that locals, tourists, businesses and freight operators need on the South Coast.”

Transport for NSW received 146 submissions for the Jervis Bay Road Intersection project in its call for feedback on the concept design and environmental assessment throughout June and July 2021.

State Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock said it was important to get the design right and community input was vitally important.

“The community offered some great insights that have helped the project team make additions and changes to the project to better serve the local community,” said Mrs Hancock.

“The South Coast is growing rapidly and the road infrastructure must keep pace with that growth which is why I have been a strong advocate for upgrades to our major highways on the South Coast.

“The Australian and NSW governments are also delivering the $500 million Jervis Bay Road and Sussex Inlet – Stage 1 and $500 million Milton Ulladulla Bypass, which will improve safety, capacity and trip reliability on the highway.

“This takes the Australian and NSW Governments’ commitment to the Princes Highway Corridor to $1.9 billion.”

Following consultation, Transport for NSW will also have more information on how to effectively manage traffic during work.

The detailed design contract has been awarded to Arcadis Australia Pacific Pty Ltd and detailed design work has started.

Transport for NSW has released a submissions report assessing and responding to all feedback on the concept design and environmental assessment. Visit www.nswroads.work/jervisbayroad to view the report.

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