Princes Highway Moruya, looking north east

Moruya bypass

Transport for NSW is making progress building a safer and more efficient Princes Highway and has announced plans for a proposed Moruya bypass as part of the Princes Highway upgrade program.

Latest news

FEB 2021

FEB 2021Work continues to identify a preferred strategic corridor

Transport for NSW is continuing to undertake investigation in and around the Moruya area to help identify a preferred strategic corridor for the proposed bypass. During December 2020 and January 2021, temporary cameras were installed at various locations to collect traffic data over the peak holiday period. 

Geotechnical investigations are being carried out to get a better understanding of the environmental and geotechnical conditions of the area. This work includes drilling or excavating holes to collect information on soil and rock samples in and around Moruya.

Other work being carried out in early 2021 includes vegetation, local habitat and Aboriginal heritage studies and ongoing consultation with Health Infrastructure to enable connectivity with the proposed Eurobodalla Health Service.

NOV 2020

NOV 202020 year Roadmap released

Transport has released its 20 year plan for the Princes Highway. It identifies what needs to be done now and into the future to deliver a safe, reliable, efficient and connected network for all transport users. What is the vision?

The highway would enable the movement of people and goods and supports sustainable growth of the local economy, employment opportunities and population. It would contribute to the character of the places it serves and is resilient to adapt to natural hazards and climate change, respond to changing land use and supports new technologies, new industries and economic trends.

View the Roadmap 2040 for more information.

AUG 2020

AUG 2020Contract awarded for strategic investigation & design phase

Transport has released its 20 year plan for the Princes Highway. It identifies what needs to be done now and into the future to deliver a safe, reliable, efficient and connected network for all transport users. What is the vision?

The highway would enable the movement of people and goods and supports sustainable growth of the local economy, employment opportunities and population. It would contribute to the character of the places it serves and is resilient to adapt to natural hazards and climate change, respond to changing land use and supports new technologies, new industries and economic trends.

View the Roadmap 2040 for more information.

AUG 2020

AUG 2020Consultation Summary Report

Thank you to those who provided feedback during our consultation period. The Consultation Summary Report assesses your feedback on the proposed Moruya bypass. The project aims to address the current and future transport needs of Moruya and surrounding communities providing safer and more reliable journeys.

We received 232 comments via the online interactive map and 63 emails to the project email address. Of the feedback received, 375 unique issues were identified focusing on key topics including; location of the proposed bypass and design suggestions, environmental impacts, potential social and economic impacts and traffic and transport issues in and around Moruya.

View the community consultation report (PDF, 1.41Mb).

Transport will use the feedback to develop and refine designs of potential route options before selecting a preferred bypass route. We will continue to keep the community informed as the project progresses and provide opportunities for the community to provide feedback during future stages of the project.

APR 2020

APR 2020Community Consultation closed

The initial community consultation period was open between 16 March and 13 April. We sought feedback on how you carry out your journeys on the Princes Highway through the Moruya region.

We thank the community for participating and providing feedback during this phase of the project.

APR 2020

APR 2020Watch the recording of our Facebook Live Q&A

In response to COVID-19, Transport for NSW moved the community information session for the Moruya bypass project online.

On Monday 6 April 2020, we held a 30 minute Facebook Live session with Princes Highway Program Director, Paul Vecovski, and Moruya bypass Project Manager, Dan McClure, to answer your questions about the project.

Watch our recording of the session here:

Additional comments and feedback can be emailed to the project team at: princeshighway@transport.nsw.gov.au. Have your say by Monday 13 April 2020.

Project information

Transport values feedback and suggestions provided by the community and stakeholders and will use this information when developing a range of options for the Moruya bypass.

In April 2020, ARUP were appointed to deliver the strategic business case for projects from south of Nowra to the Victorian border. The business case will determine the strategic priorities for the next stage of the Princes Highway upgrade as we work to deliver safer, more reliable journeys.

The Princes Highway is a critical link between Sydney and the Illawarra Region with the NSW South Coast down to the Victorian border. It provides vital connections between towns and regional centres and is an important freight link. The Princes Highway connects key east-west road corridors and is a significant route for inter-regional business, tourism and leisure travel.

A bypass would unlock opportunities to improve the feel of Moruya town centre for the benefit of locals, pedestrians and businesses and complement the appealing, tourist-friendly experience of the town.

Preliminary investigations will be undertaken to better understand the environmental, engineering, social and economic factors which may influence the feasibility of different bypass options.

Transport will use information from preliminary investigations and community and stakeholder feedback to develop options for the preferred bypass route for Moruya. Community consultation will be ongoing during future phases of the project.

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