Nowra Bridge

Nowra Bridge project - Princes Highway upgrade

The Nowra Bridge project will provide a new four lane bridge over the Shoalhaven River, upgraded intersections and additional lanes on the Princes Highway.

The $342 million project is jointly funded by the NSW and Australian Governments.

Major work started in mid 2020 and the project is expected to be complete by mid 2024.

Latest news

APR 2021

APR 2021Night work in May

Night work will continue to take place across the project in May from Sunday 2 May to Monday 31 May, weather permitting. Our night work will occur between 6pm and 7am.

A summary of night work activities during May and a map of the work areas can be viewed on the latest resident notification. 

The footpath on the northbound bridge will be closed during some of these night work activities. Signage will be in place advising of detours during these closures.

APR 2021

APR 2021Traffic and pedestrian changes north of Bolong Road

All highway traffic between Mattes Way and Bolong Road will shift west from Thursday 29 April, weather permitting. A new signalised pedestrian crossing of the highway will also be installed as part of this work and there will be new traffic lights for motorists turning left onto Bolong Road from the Princes Highway.

The western footpath between Mattes Way and Bolong Road will reopen and sections of the eastern footpath will close as part of this work.

For more information on these changes, view our North switch traffic animation.

MAR 2021

MAR 2021View the latest project update

Find out more about what we’ve been doing across the project, what work is upcoming and how we are engaging with community in our latest project update (PDF, 865Kb).

Work has progressed over the last four months with bridge piling on the temporary platform complete. We will soon move into the Shoalhaven River to continue piling and then we will start work on the piers.

Registrations for our upcoming community information sessions on Wednesday 21 April are now open – please register to meet the team, ask questions and learn more about the project.

MAR 2021

MAR 2021Easter long weekend shutdown and April night work

The site will be shut down for the Easter long weekend from 6pm Thursday 1 April until 7am Tuesday 6 April.

Night work will continue to take place across the project in April from Tuesday 6 April to Friday 30 April, weather permitting. Our night work will occur Sunday to Thursday between 6pm and 7am.

A summary of night work activities during April and a map of the work areas can be viewed on the latest resident notification (PDF, 393Kb).

MAR 2021

MAR 2021Extension of northbound bridge footpath closure at night

The footpath closure will be extended to Thursday 29 April (weather permitting) to allow for additional utility services to be relocated. Our work hours will be Sunday to Thursday between 6pm and 7am with the footpath reopening during the day when high noise impact piling activities are not being carried out.

The stairs and underpass on the southern foreshore will also be closed during some of this work. Path users will be detoured onto the southbound bridge footpath using the Illaroo Road and Bridge Road signalised crossings on the Princes Highway.

Media releases

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12 April 2021

Community invited to Nowra Bridge project information session

3 December 2020

Major traffic changes on Princes Highway at Nowra

3 December 2020

Nowra Bridge project powers Aboriginal engagement

25 November 2020

Piling begins for new Nowra Bridge

4 November 2020

Nowra Project helping to bridge the jobs gap

September 2020

Traffic changes for bridge project

July 2020

Nowra Bridge detailed design released

June 2020

First sod turned on new Nowra Bridge

March 2020

Early work under way for new Nowra Bridge

February 2020

Contract awarded for new Nowra Bridge



Contact us

For further information about this project contact:

Phone: 1800 331 713 (toll free)


Mail: Nowra Bridge Project, PO Box 477 Wollongong NSW 2520

Visit: Community display centre, 14 Moss Street Nowra NSW 2541

The community display centre is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm (excluding public holidays).

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

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