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Berry to Bomaderry - Princes Highway upgrade

Transport for NSW is upgrading the Princes Highway between Berry and Bomaderry. The $450 million project will improve safety, increase road capacity, improve traffic flow and deliver better and more reliable journeys on this section of the highway. The upgrade is scheduled for completion in 2022 and will be the final piece of more than 30 kilometres of highway upgraded between Gerringong and Bomaderry since work started in 2012.

Latest news

MAY 2022

MAY 2022Night work on the Princes Highway

Night work will continue to be carried out on the Princes Highway for line marking and maintenance works across both carriageways of the Princes Highway and up to the project’s boundary.

The work is being carried out at night for the safety of workers and road users and to avoid extended traffic delays during the day.

Work will take place from Thursday 12 May to Friday 3 June between 6pm and 6am, weather permitting. Up to five nights of work will be carried out each week with no more than two consecutive nights at one location.

For more information please view the resident notification (PDF, 272Kb).

APR 2022

APR 2022Temporary lane openings for Easter holidays

We've temporarily opened some sections of the Berry to Bomaderry upgrade to four lanes to help ease holiday congestion.

Two lanes southbound have opened between Mullers Lane and Turners Lane as well as between Pestells Lane and Cambewarra Road. Northbound, two lanes have opened between Cambewarra Road and Pestells Lane as well as between Jaspers Brush Road and Mullers Lane.

This is a temporary holiday measure only and some of these sections will again reduce to one lane in each direction after the Easter holidays so work can continue. The project is still on track for completion later this year.

MAR 2022

MAR 2022Night work on the Princes Highway

Night work will continue to be carried out on the Princes Highway for the final layer of asphalt to be laid between Boxsells and Abernethys lanes, and across both carriageways of the Princes Highway and along Meroo Road, up to the project’s boundary.

The work is being carried out at night for the safety of workers and road users and to avoid extended traffic delays during the day.

Work will take place over 13 nights with two to four nights of work being carried out each week from Sunday 20 March to Thursday 14 April between 6pm and 6am, weather permitting.

For more information please view the resident notification (PDF, 5036Kb).

DEC 2021

DEC 2021View the latest project update

Work has been progressing on the Berry to Bomaderry upgrade with final asphalt currently being laid. Our latest project update (PDF, 2.74Mb) includes information about work carried out in the last few months as well as upcoming work to complete the project in 2022.

Project information

Major work started in September 2018. The NSW Government has engaged Downer Seymour Whyte Joint Venture (DSWJV) to build the upgrade.

Work on the upgrade will typically occur between 7am and 6pm on weekdays and between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays, excluding public holidays and weather permitting. The local community will be informed in advance if night work is required.

For the safety of workers, the speed limit between Mullers Lane, Berry and Cambewarra Road, Bomaderry has been reduced to 80km/h and a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h may apply during roadwork. There will be temporary stopping of highway traffic for up to two minutes as required while work is progressing.

Motorists should plan their trip, allow for extra travel time, keep to speed limits and follow the direction of traffic control and road signs.

Work is scheduled for completion in 2022.

The Berry to Bomaderry upgrade will include the following key features:

  • A 100km/h speed limit north of Abernethys Lane
  • An overpass of the highway between Pestells Lane and Meroo Road
  • An underpass at Devitts Lane and Morschels Lane for local road access
  • An overpass of the highway between Strongs Road and Jaspers Brush Road
  • Protected right turn bays to northbound and southbound u-turn bays
  • A heavy vehicle inspection bay near Jaspers Brush
  • A total of eight bridges over waterways
  • Fauna friendly features in the bridge designs at Flying Fox Creek, Jaspers Brush Creek and Wileys Creek
  • Increased road shoulder widths to three metres, where possible, with vehicle breakdown bays at regular intervals
  • Modifications to local roads, including Strongs Road, Jaspers Brush Road, Morschels Lane, Devitts Lane, Pestells Lane and Abernethys Lane
  • Relocation and upgrade of existing bus stops at Mullers Lane, Croziers Road, Strongs Road, Morschels Lane, Lamonds Lane and Boxsells Lane
  • Drainage and flood mitigation structures.

The project will:

  • Increase road capacity and improve traffic efficiency - will complete a minimum four-lane divided route between Sydney and Jervis Bay Road, south of Nowra and increase overtaking opportunities
  • Improve safety - providing a median and barriers to separate opposing traffic flows and providing wide road shoulders
  • Plan for future growth - supporting regional and local economic development

Media releases

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May 2021

New section of the Berry to Bomaderry upgrade opens to traffic

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April 2021

Final overpass for Berry to Bomaderry upgrade opens to traffic

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September 2020

Berry to Bomaderry upgrade powering ahead

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December 2019

Major milestone for Berry to Bomaderry

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October 2019

Safety measures removing right hand turns to roll out on Berry to Bomaderry upgrade

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April 2019

Bridge girders moving into place

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February 2019

Night work on Princes Highway between Jaspers Brusha nd Bomaderry

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December 2018

Statement: noise mitigation

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November 2018

Work underway on bridges for Berry to Bomaderry upgrade

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Contact us

For issues, enquiries or feedback during construction please contact:

Phone: 1800 506 976

Email: BerrytoBomaderryUpgrade@DSWJV.com.au

Mail: Berry to Bomaderry upgrade, 313B Princes Highway, Bomaderry NSW 2541

For further information about the development of this project please contact:

Email: BerrytoBomaderryUpgrade@transport.nsw.gov.au

Mail: Berry to Bomaderry upgrade, PO Box 477, Wollongong NSW 2520

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