Nelson Bay Road north of Tilligerry Creek bridge

Upgrade of Nelson Bay Road from Williamtown to Bobs Farm

The NSW Government is investing $275 million to improve safety and travel times on Nelson Bay Road.

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JUN 2021

JUN 2021Community consultation report now available

Transport for NSW has prepared a community consultation report which summarises feedback from the community and key stakeholders on the proposed three route options for the upgrade of Nelson Bay Road between Williamtown and Bobs Farm. View or download the report (PDF, 1.42Mb).

Transport is now working towards finalising a preferred option report for the project. Both on-line and off-line route alignment options continue to be evaluated with a view to improve safety and travel times on Nelson Bay Road.

Project 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 and would like to thank everyone who took the time to consider the proposal and provide feedback.

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 is now working towards finalising a preferred option report for the project.

Both on-line and off-line route alignment options continue to be evaluated with a view to improve safety and travel times on Nelson Bay Road.

We are also carrying out preliminary planning and investigation work on the project. Investigation work includes site investigations by environmental and Aboriginal heritage specialists.

On-line option

Duplication of the existing road over two sections.

Williamtown to Salt Ash section:

  • Starts at Medowie Road, Williamtown roundabout
  • Duplication of existing road for about 5 km including widening of the road corridor
  • Ends about 800m from Richardson Rd roundabout

Salt Ash to Bobs Farm section:

  • Starts at Lemon Tree Passage Road roundabout
  • Duplication of existing road for about 4.5 km including widening of the road corridor
  • Ends at the existing dual carriageway through the sand hills.

Off-line option

Build new road over two sections.

Williamtown to Salt Ash section:

  • Starts at Medowie Road, Williamtown roundabout
  • Build new off-line road for about 5 km
  • Ends about 800m from Richardson Rd roundabout

 Salt Ash to Bobs Farm section:

  • Starts at Lemon Tree Passage Road roundabout
  • Build new off-line road for about 4km including widening of the road corridor
  • Ends at the existing dual carriageway through the sand hills.

Off-line option - New alternative option

Build a new road over one longer section.

  • Starts at Cabbage Tree Road roundabout (Lavis Lane)
  • Build new off-line road for about 11 km
  • Ends at the existing dual carriageway through the sand hills
  • Midway intersection at Salt Ash connecting to local network via link road (Oakvale Drive).

The key features of all options are:

  • two lanes in each direction
  • improved intersection access
  • improved shoulders for cyclists
  • designed for a minimum 80km/h signposted speed.

Three primary route alignment options are being considered for both sections of the project.

The potential route alignments that are being considered are shown on the map below:

Duplication of Nelson Bay Road between Williamtown and Bobs Farm.

Duplication of Nelson Bay Road from Williamtown to Bobs Farm map

Following a review of the comments, a community consultation report has been prepared which summarises the feedback and our responses.

A copy of this report is available to view or download (PDF, 1.42Mb).

Transport for NSW is planning to publish a preferred option report for the project later this year.

We will continue to keep stakeholders and the community informed as planning for the project progresses.

We are also planning for the construction of about one kilometre of dual carriageway located at Bobs Farm, adjoining the previously duplicated road. This early work is not impacted by the route option considerations for the remainder of the corridor.

Transport for NSW invited tenders in early June 2021 for this section of the upgrade. Work is scheduled to start early next year and is expected to take about 18 months to complete, weather permitting. The successful tenderer will be announced later this year.

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.

 

 

Project documents

Community updates

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June 2021

Nelson Bay Road - Williamtown to Bobs Farm - Community Consultation Report

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November 2020

November 2020 Community Update - Have your say

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October 2020

Community update

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February 2020

Nelson Bay Road - Williamtown to Bobs Farm Community Consultation Report

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September 2019

Have your say

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Project notifications

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March 2020 project update

Publication of Community Consultation Report

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April 2019 project notification

Preliminary planning and investigations on Nelson Bay Road from Williamtown to Bobs Farm from late April 2019

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Contact us

The Nelson Bay Road project team:

Email: nelsonbayroad2@transport.nsw.gov.au

Phone: 1800 512 277

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