Construction of Batemans Bay Bridge

Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project

The $274 million project will build better connections in and around Batemans Bay for motorists, freight, river users, pedestrians and cyclists. Major work started in early 2019 and in late March 2021 the replacement bridge will open to traffic. The opening of the new bridge signals the start of work to remove the existing bridge and continue improvements to the foreshore. The project is planned to be complete in early 2023.

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MAR 2021

MAR 2021Register now for our Community Bridge Walk – 27 March

You’re invited to register to attend a Community Bridge Walk on Saturday 27 March, before the new bridge opens to traffic.

In line with current COVID-19 Public Health Orders for outdoor gatherings, all participants must pre-register and receive a ticket to take part in the community walk.

Visit Eventbrite to register.

Parking will only be available at Corrigans Beach reserve and Batemans Bay Public School where shuttle buses will transport participants to the bridge. There will be no parking or pedestrian access from the CBD or bridge site.

For those who are unable to make the event on 27 March, it will be live streamed on the NSW Roads Facebook page. The public will also have access to the new three metre wide shared path in the days following the opening where they can enjoy walking or cycling across the new structure as work continues to fully complete the project.

MAR 2021

MAR 2021Project update

For the latest project news and information please view or download the March 2021 project update (PDF, 2.88Mb).

JAN 2021

JAN 2021Temporary pedestrian detour at Old Punt Road

We are temporarily changing how pedestrians access Batemans Bay from Old Punt Road to allow major construction work to continue on the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement.

To keep the community and workers safe, a pedestrian detour will be in place between Old Punt Road and Batemans Bay from Wednesday 27 January 2021 for up to six months, weather permitting.

The pedestrian detour between Old Punt Road and Batemans Bay will allow for the construction of a new roundabout at Old Punt Road, removal of the northern abutment of the existing bridge, and connection of Wharf Road to Old Punt Road.

For more information, view the January 2021 Project Notification (PDF, 266Kb).

DEC 2020

DEC 2020New bridge scheduled to open to two lanes by mid-2021

The Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project is on track to open to two lanes of traffic by mid-2021, weather permitting.

Following this milestone, there is still plenty of work until the project is complete including the removal of the existing bridge and the realignment of Clyde Street, Wharf Road and Old Punt Road. There are also significant upgrades planned for the northern and southern foreshore areas.

Foreshore upgrades will include:

  • The installation of an L-shaped floating pontoon
  • Viewing platforms
  • Public artwork on the southern foreshore and a mural on the northern bridge support
  • Public space on the southern foreshore
  • Landscaping and the creation of green space on both foreshores
  • A playground and Aboriginal interpretive space at Korners Park
  • Pedestrian and cyclist access
  • Public parking space.

Some of the foreshore upgrades won't start until after the removal of the existing bridge, as parts of the foreshore will be used as part of construction.

The project remains on track for completion by early 2023.

For the latest information on the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project, view the January to March 2021 project update (PDF, 4.2Mb).

DEC 2020

DEC 2020Widening vehicle turn-around area in Clyde Street west

As part of the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project, the turn-around area at the western end of Clyde Street west will be upgraded allowing long vehicles travelling west on Clyde Street to safely complete a turn and continue east along Clyde Street.
This work will start from Monday 4 January 2021 and will take up to six weeks to complete, weather permitting.

DEC 2020

DEC 2020Boat ramps will be open during the peak holiday period

We are providing access to Clyde River via Clyde Street boat ramp and the Old Punt Road boat ramp during the peak holiday period to allow for easier river access. Clyde Street boat ramp will reopen on 17 December 2020 and Old Punt Road boat ramp will close again from 11 January 2021 and access to the river will continue to alternate between the boat ramps for the remainder of major work.

For more information, view the notification letter (PDF, 500Kb).

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Project information

To improve traffic flow during the peak holiday period, we will temporarily open a new slip lane off the Princes Highway in North Batemans Bay. Southbound motorists on the Princes Highway will be able to turn left onto Wharf Road from 9 October 2020, weather permitting. This new slip lane also incorporates a new roundabout along Wharf Road.

This southbound slip lane will remain open until early to mid 2021 following the peak holiday seasons in 2021. The community will be notified separately when the slip lane closes for the completion of construction work along Wharf Road.

For more information view the project notification (PDF, 436Kb).

The NSW Government has introduced new rules under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Order 2020 to allow construction sites to operate on weekends and public holidays to support the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new construction hours for the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project will be Monday to Sunday (including public holidays) from 7am to 6pm. These new construction hours will come into effect for the project on Saturday 2 May 2020.

For more information, view the April 2020 notification letter (PDF, 265Kb).

Transport for NSW has been working closely with NSW Health to address the challenge of coronavirus (COVID-19) and support the containment efforts.

In response to emerging public health advice, the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project team has temporarily closed the Community Display Centre at the project’s main site compound in Batemans Bay. The centre will be closed until further notice from close of business Monday 23 March 2020.

Our priority will always be the wellbeing and safety of the community and our workers and we thank the community for their understanding during this challenging time.

Work on the project continues, and we encourage the community to continue to contact the project’s Community Relations Team for information and receive up-to-date information via:

The project team will continue to monitor the situation and manage future arrangements in accordance with public health advice.

For the safety of workers and motorists, some traffic changes will be required. For the latest traffic updates call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

  • A temporary section of highway has opened south of Batemans Bay Bridge to enable work to start on the southern approach of the new bridge
  • The northbound shoulder of Princes Highway between the existing Batemans Bay Bridge to just north of the intersection of the Princes and Kings highways will also be closed until further notice.
  • Access to the Caltex Service station and pedestrian access along the Kings Highway between Bay Ridge Drive and the existing pedestrian network on the Princes Highway will be maintained at all times.
  • Northbound and southbound right-hand turning movements from the Princes Highway into Clyde Street and eastbound movements from Clyde Street across the Princes Highway will not be permitted.
  • Temporary pedestrian changes will be in place at Old Punt Road until 27 March 2020. A detour will be in place between Wray Street and Korners Park. The pedestrian pathway will be reopened from Saturday 21 Dec 2019 to Sunday 5 January 2020 and then again on the Australia Day weekend between Sunday 25 and Monday 27 January 2020.
  • From January 2020, segments will be transported along the Princes Highway from a pre-cast facility south of Mogo to the Batemans Bay bridge construction areas. Segments will be transported out of peak traffic times to reduce the impact to motorists and the community.

During some activities we will be required to work outside of standard hours to minimise disruptions during peak periods. We will inform the community before any out of hours works is required.

  • We are starting to carry out bridge finishing work including traffic barrier installation, concrete pours and concreting the bridge approaches. Bridge finishing works will start at the northern approaches to the new bridge while bridge segment erection continues at the southern end of the bridge. This means the two activities will not take place in the same location, minimising potential impacts to the community. The planned finishing work will be carried out between 6am and 10pm Monday to Friday from Monday 2 November 2020 to mid 2021, weather permitting. For more information, view the November 2020 notification (PDF, 584Kb).
  • Segment erection will be extended up to 24 hours per day from Monday to Friday including Saturday morning until mid December 2020, weather permitting. No 24-hour work will take place on Saturday and Sunday nights or on public holidays. This segment erection work is required outside of the extended standard construction hours for the safety of the community and to minimise impacts to motorists using Clyde Street west. Carrying out some segment erection activities at night and in the early morning will maximise use of favourable tide and wind speeds, with conditions often safer during these time periods. View our November 2020 notification (PDF, 584Kb) for more information.
  • We are currently transporting 166 concrete bridge segments from a pre-cast facility south of Mogo, along the Princes Highway to the construction areas on the southern and northern foreshores in Batemans Bay. These concrete segments will be transported under police escort, from Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings outside of peak traffic hours to minimise the impact to motorists and the local This work will continue until late 2020, weather permitting. View the February 2020 notification letter (PDF, 298Kb) for more information.
  • Extended out of hours work will be carried out at the pre-cast facility, south of Mogo. Work will occur 24 hours per day from Mondays to Saturdays (inclusive) from 18 May 2020 to late 2020, weather permitting. Operating hours and production activities during the day on Sunday will remain within extended standard construction hours of 7am to 6pm, with no concrete pouring taking place before 9am on Sundays. View the May 2020 letter to residents (PDF, 369Kb) for more information.
  • We are carrying out evening concrete pours followed by early morning concrete finishing on up to seven separate occasions between Monday 8 June and December 2020, weather permitting. This work will be carried out on the northern and southern foreshores and on the Clyde River. We plan to pour concrete up to 10pm from Monday to Friday and then carry out quiet concrete finishing works the following morning form 5am between Tuesday and Saturday. View the June 2020 notification letter (PDF, 302Kb) for more information.

We invited community feedback on the Urban Design and Landscaping Plan, including the foreshore designs, in June 2019. This feedback period has now closed all submissions will be considered for further design refinements.

Check out the online interactive map to see the foreshore designs or view the proposed plans for the northern and southern foreshores (PD, 1.05Mb).

View the full Urban Design and Landscape report (PDF, 77.9Mb).

We worked closely with a foreshore advisory committee made up of community members and stakeholders groups that provided expertise and advice on the foreshore designs.

View the committee’s summary report (PDF, 260Kb) that explains how the committee influenced the design of the foreshore area.

A temporary facility is being built about six kilometres south of Mogo. The facility will be used to build the 168 concrete box segments for the project.

Benefits of this location include keeping employment and training opportunities in the local area, minimising environmental impacts by using an existing quarry site and reducing heavy vehicle movements in the Batemans Bay town centre.

The project is currently exceeding state-wide employment targets, with almost 45 per cent of the workforce being locals and large numbers of under- represented groups also employed on the project.

As of August 2019 the project workforce consists of:

  • Locals, making up 47 per cent of workers
  • Learning Workers, 40 per cent of workforce was in training in August 2019, double the state target
  • Females in Non-Traditional Roles, 7 per cent of workforce, more than double the state target
  • Aboriginal employment – 12 per cent of workforce, about triple the state target
  • Under 25s - 8.5 per cent of workforce
  • Long Term Unemployed – 9 per cent of workforce, about triple the state target.

Please view or download the detailed design community update for more information on the upgraded design.

A summary of the community's feedback that helped shape the final design can be viewed in the Submissions Report.

Project documents

Project updates

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March to June 2021 project update

Three month look ahead March to June 2021.

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April to June 2020 project update

Three month look ahead April to June 2020.

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January to March 2020 project update

Three month look ahead January to March 2020.

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October 2019 project update

Three month look ahead October to December 2019.

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September 2019 project update

Three month look ahead July to September 2019.

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June 2019 project update

Batemans Bay Foreshore Designs.

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Project notifications

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December 2020 project notification

Widening vehicle turnaround area in Clyde Street west, Batemans Bay

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December 2020 project notification

Both Batemans Bay town boat ramps will be open during the peak holiday period

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November 2020 project notification

Relocating traffic island at North Street and Clyde Street intersection, Batemans Bay.

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September 2020 project notification

We have updated our plan to maintain Clyde River boat ramp access during construction of the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project.

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September 2020 project notification

]Introduction of new 12 metre vertical height limit for Clyde River marine vessels at Batemans Bay Bridge.

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June 2020 project notification

Out of hours work for concrete pouring.

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May 2020 project notification

Temporary 90 minute closures of Clyde Street west boat ramp

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May 2020 project notification

Out of hours work for segment erection until mid 2021.

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May 2020 project notification

Pedestrian access changes for temporary side track construction at Clyde Street west Batemans Bay from 11 May 2020.

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April 2020 project notification

Extension of standard work hours due to COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 2020 project notification

Access Changes to Wharf Road and Old Punt Road for motorists and pedestrians

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February 2020 project notification

Out of hours transport of concrete bridge segments on the Princes Highway

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December 2019 Letter to residents

Proposed out of hours concrete bridge segment production from 11 January 2020 to September 2020

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November 2019 project Out of Hours Work notification

Out of hours work required to complete concrete pouring from Monday 2 December

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September 2019 project notification

Temporary pedestrian changes at Old Punt Road.

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Reports

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Urban Design and Landscape Plan

Batemans Bay Bridge over Clyde River.

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June 2019 Summary of feedback from the Foreshore Advisory Committee

Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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September 2020 frequently asked questions

Changes to existing local boat ramp facility access during construction of the Batemans Bay Bridge.

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December 2018 frequently asked questions

Final bridge design

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Frequently asked questions

Urban Design and Landscape Plan

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Frequently asked questions

Piling Fact Sheet.

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Media releases

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27 March 2021

New Batemans Bay Bridge welcomes first traffic

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19 March 2021

Register to join new Batemans Bay Bridge celebration

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23 February 2021

New Batemans Bay Bridge to welcome traffic within weeks

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2 July 2020

Locals help to build Batemans Bay Bridge

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December 2019

Batemans Bay Bridge leaps into the New Year

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December 2019

Batemans Bay Bridge lift span back to normal operation from tomorrow

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Contact us

For further information, please contact the project team:

Phone: 1800 870 119

Email: batemansbaybridge@jhg.com.au

The project team will continue to monitor the situation and manage future arrangements in accordance with public health advice.

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