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 the new bridge opened to traffic in March 2021. Removal of the existing bridge is now complete and improvements to the foreshore are continuing. The project is planned to be complete in late 2022.

Latest news

APR 2022

APR 2022Temporary traffic changes on Clyde Street

Temporary traffic changes will be in place on Clyde Street from Tuesday 26 April until Saturday 14 May, weather permitting. These changes are required to allow for the installation of the new L-shaped pontoon on the Clyde River. Traffic changes will include intermittent lane closures and stop/slow traffic conditions.

This work will include the mobilisation of a large crane, alternating between two locations at Clyde Street east off-street carpark adjacent to the T-wharf and Clyde Street west boat ramp.

A section of the Clyde Street east off-street car park will be closed during some of this work and the community are encouraged to use alternate parking along Clyde Street.

The Clyde Street west boat ramp will also be closed during most of this work and the community are encouraged to use alternate local boat ramps located on Old Punt Road or Hanging Rock.

Electronic message boards will advise when this closure is in place.

Pedestrian access on Clyde Street will be maintained at all times during this work and river users are advised to be aware of pontoon movements in this area.

MAR 2022

MAR 2022View the latest foreshore upgrade project update

Work is continuing on the northern and southern foreshores of Batemans Bay as part of the project. This includes public art murals, sculpture celebrating the old bridge, new L-shaped floating pontoon, Aboriginal Heritage Interpretive Area, viewing and fishing platforms, playground and toilet blocks, picnic shelters and parking facilities.

These facilities are planned to progressively open from mid-2022, weather permitting.

View the March 2022 project update (2.95Mb) to find out more about these facilities, including maps of where they will be located on the foreshores.

MAR 2022

MAR 2022Temporary traffic changes from Friday 11 March

Temporary traffic changes will be in place on Clyde Street, Wharf Road and Old Punt Road to allow for asphalting and paving work. This work was originally planned from Monday 7 March but has been postponed due to the recent inclement weather. The work will be carried out between 7am and 6pm on weekdays only.

Traffic changes on Clyde Street will be in place from Monday 14 March until Wednesday 16 March, weather permitting. This will include a single lane closure, stop/slow traffic control and intermittent closures of the Clyde Street east off-street carpark and Clyde Street west boat ramp. The community are encouraged to use alternate parking on Clyde Street and alternate local boat ramps located on Old Punt Road or at Hanging Rock during this work.

Traffic changes on Wharf Road will be in place from Thursday 17 March until Friday 18 March, weather permitting. This will include the temporary closure of the southbound slip lane from the Princes Highway onto Wharf Road with a detour via Peninsula Drive. For more information on these changes, view the March 2022 resident notification (PDF,770Kb).

Traffic changes on Old Punt Road will be in place from Friday 11 March until Friday 18 March, weather permitting. This includes the temporary closure of all boat trailer parking spaces at the Old Punt Road boat ramp. The community are encouraged to use alternate local boat ramps during this time.

Electronic message boards will advise when these traffic changes and boat ramp closures are in place.

DEC 2021

DEC 2021Christmas site shutdown and access changes

The site will be closed over the upcoming holiday period from Thursday 23 December until Monday 10 January 2022.

Old Punt Road south of Wray Street is now open with access to the boat ramp, parking spaces and newly established toilet facilities. The Clyde Street west boat ramp will also remain open with the new toilet facilities open on the southern foreshore.

Pedestrian access to the Kings Highway and Wharf Road from the new bridge will remain open and access to North Street and Clyde Street from the new bridge will be maintained via the shared user path and ramp.

The opening of the access stairs from the new bridge to the northern and southern foreshores has been delayed until early 2022 due to recent inclement weather.

The main marine exclusion zone and temporary buoyage has been removed and the river navigation channel is in its final alignment. A temporary marine speed limit of 4 knots will remain in place and vessel operators under power are advised to minimise their wash.

NOV 2021

NOV 2021Old bridge removal complete

After 65 years of service to the region, the old Batemans Bay Bridge has been removed. Removal of the old bridge will improve access along the foreshores and provide uninterrupted access for river users.

The bridge will be commemorated with a sculpture on the southern foreshore and new lookout and fishing platforms at the old abutment locations. The sculpture is currently being manufactured offsite using material from the old bridge and is expected to be installed early next year.

Visit the video gallery to view a timelapse video of the bridge removal and to find out more about the sculpture.

OCT 2021

OCT 2021See how the foreshore sculpture is progressing

The foreshore sculpture commemorating the original bridge is being fabricated with sections of the old Batemans Bay Bridge.

The second of a series of videos detailing Joel and the sculpture process is now available in our video gallery.

Bridge removal work will continue until late 2021 with work on the southern foreshore, where the sculpture will be located, expected to start in the coming months.

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Project information

  • Build better connections in and around Batemans Bay for motorists, freight, river users, pedestrians and cyclists
  • Reduce traffic delays
  • Uninterrupted access for river users
  • Improved connectivity for the Batemans Bay community
  • Better and more reliable trips for locals, tourists, businesses and freight
  • Upgraded community-friendly foreshore areas

 

Major construction work on the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project began in late 2018. The NSW Government engaged John Holland to design and build the new bridge.

The new bridge opened to two lanes of traffic in March 2021, with the shared pedestrian and cycle path opening the same month.

The project is planned to be complete by late 2022.

Key project features include:

  • New four-lane bridge over the Clyde River at Batemans Bay, including a three-metre-wide pedestrian and cyclist shared pathway
  • Upgraded roundabout intersection at the Princes and Kings Highway
  • Improved local road and pathway connections on both the northern and southern foreshores in Batemans Bay
  • Tall vessel access to the Clyde River at 12 metres at high tide
  • Upgraded foreshore areas including toilet facilities with uninterrupted access for river users

Motorists travelling on Clyde Street in Batemans Bay are advised of temporary traffic changes as part of the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project. This will allow for foreshore upgrade and local road works.

Motorists are asked to drive to the conditions and follow the directions of signage and traffic control devices.

There will no longer be direct access between the Princes Highway and Clyde Street. Motorists will access Clyde Street via North Street. 

Please watch this informative video outlining these changed traffic conditions.

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).

The community display centre remains open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm (excluding public holidays) and is located at 2 Vesper Street, Batemans Bay.

In our interactions with you at the display centre, we are following social distancing, hygiene, cleaning and record keeping guidelines from the NSW Government.

Visitor and disabled parking is available.

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.

The main marine exclusion zone and temporary buoyage has been removed and the river navigation channel is in its final alignment. A temporary marine speed limit of 4 knots will remain in place and vessel operators under power are advised to minimise their wash. Isolated exclusion zones in the vicinity of on water construction activities including the temporary jetty removal and new pontoon installation will be implemented for the safety of vessel operators.

There will be some intermittent short-term closures of both boat ramps when work resumes in early 2022. One boat ramp will remain open at all times and the community will be directed to the alternative boat ramp during these closures. Please view or download the Frequently Asked Questions: Changes to existing local boat ramp facility access during construction of the Batemans Bay Bridge (PDF, 481Kb) showing how we will be maintaining river access at all times.

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 invited community feedback on the Urban Design and Landscaping Plan (UDLP), including the foreshore designs, in June 2019.

View the consultation report for the Urban Design and Landscape Plan. This report provides a summary of the community and stakeholder consultation carried out during the display of the UDLP and changes to the design as a result of feedback.

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.

The project has exceeded state-wide employment targets, with large numbers of under-represented groups employed on the project.

On average, the project workforce has consisted of:

  • local workers – 43 per cent of workforce
  • learning Workers – 30 per cent of workforce
  • females in Non-Traditional Roles- 7 per cent of workforce, more than double the state target
  • Aboriginal employment – 10 per cent of workforce, almost triple the state target
  • under 25s - 10 per cent of workforce
  • long term unemployed – 5.5 per cent of workforce.

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.

Media releases

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17 March 2022

Work ahead of schedule on the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project

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21 May 2021

History beckons as work begins to remove the old Batemans Bay bridge

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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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