The NSW Government is investing $275 million to improve safety and travel times on Nelson Bay Road.
DEC 2021Preferred route announced
Following community consultation, Transport for NSW has selected a preferred route for the upgrade of Nelson Bay Road between Williamtown and Bobs Farm which includes a fully off-line route that extends from Bobs Farm to Cabbage Tree Road at Williamtown.More information
The NSW Government is investing $275 million to improve safety and travel times on Nelson Bay Road. The duplication of Nelson Bay Road is being delivered as a program of work. Early work to upgrade the intersection of Nelson Bay Road and Medowie Road and the intersection of Nelson Bay Road and Lemon Tree Passage Road has been completed. Transport for NSW (Transport) is currently planning for duplication of Nelson Bay Road between Williamtown and Bobs Farm as the next priority for the corridor.
Transport for NSW sought comments from the community and stakeholders on three proposed route options for the project in November 2020.
The November 2020 consultation was undertaken following initial consultation on the project in September 2019 where the community suggested that Transport consider an alternative off-line route option.
Transport investigated the alternative off-line route that was suggested by the community and subsequently displayed three options for community comment: the new alternative off-line route option and the originally proposed on-line and off-line routes.
Transport for NSW has now finalising a preferred route for the project and has selected a fully off-line route that extends from Bobs Farm to Cabbage Tree Road at Williamtown.
Both on-line and off-line route alignment options were evaluated with a view to improve safety and travel times on Nelson Bay Road. Selection of the preferred route considered social, environmental and economic factors as well as community and stakeholder feedback.
Transport will continue to work with key stakeholders and the community to further refine the route and prepare the concept design and environmental assessment for the Nelson Bay Road upgrade from Williamtown to Bobs Farm.
The environmental assessment will include more detailed information about the design features, potential benefits and impacts, and will be displayed for community feedback.
We are also delivering about one kilometre of dual carriageway located at Bobs Farm, adjoining the previously duplicated road. This early work is not impacted by the preferred route for the remainder of the corridor.
The tender for the construction of this section of the upgrade has been awarded to Daracon Contractors who commenced work to establish the site in December. Work on the project commenced in January 2022 and is expected to be complete late 2023, weather permitting.
We will continue to keep the community informed as the project progresses.
View or download more information about the Williamtown to Bobs Farm Section 1 project.
View the preferred route map
April 2019 project notification
Preliminary planning and investigations on Nelson Bay Road from Williamtown to Bobs Farm from late April 2019
The Nelson Bay Road project team:
Phone: 1800 512 277