The intersection

Jervis Bay Road and Princes Highway intersection upgrade at Falls Creek

The intersection upgrade will improve safety for all transport customers, reduce congestion, improve access to local roads and growing tourist and residential areas, improve network resilience, support active and public transport users and support the growth of regional economies.

Latest news

APR 2022

APR 2022Early work on track to start late 2022

The Jervis Bay Road and Princes Highway upgrade project environmental assessment has been approved. Early work is on track to start in late 2022.

This follows the completion of the environmental assessment and review of feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors report and concept design.

APR 2022

APR 2022Detailed design tender announced

The detailed design contract has also been awarded to Arcadis Australia Pacific Pty Ltd and detailed design work has started. This work will include finalising the design of the project before construction starts.

Submission report released

Transport received 146 submissions on the concept design and environmental assessment in mid-2021. Feedback raised a number of considerations around traffic and safety impacts as well as other matters related to property, biodiversity and Aboriginal heritage.

View the submissions report (PDF, 6.7Mb).

Improvements following design changes and community feedback

The concept design includes a grade separated interchange, or flyover, with roundabouts on either side of Jervis Bay Road.

Following a review of feedback and more design work, important refinements have been made to the project.

These include:

  • Better connection with the planned Princes Highway upgrade further south of the intersection
  • Extension of the northbound on-ramp and merge length for safer entry to the Princes Highway
  • Safer access to local roads including Old Princes Highway and Willowgreen Road
  • Changes to improve wildlife connectivity.

View a diagram (PDF, 1.35Mb) of the design, including improvements following community feedback.

JUL 2021

JUL 2021Review of Environmental Factors and concept design

consultation now complete

Transport for NSW thanks the community for providing feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) and concept design for the Jervis Bay Road and Princes Highway intersection upgrade. The proposal would deliver safer and more reliable journeys along the South Coast.

Feedback is now being reviewed.

JUL 2021

JUL 2021Watch the recording of our Facebook Live Q&A

In response to COVID-19, Transport for NSW moved the community information session for the Jervis Bay Road Intersection upgrade project online.

On Friday 2 July 2021, we held a 30 minute Facebook Live session with Princes Highway Program Director, Julian Watson, and Jervis Bay Road Intersection upgrade Project Development Manager, Nicole Moore, to answer your questions about the project.

Watch our recording of the session below:

MAR 2021

MAR 2021Commonly asked questions

We have responded to commonly asked questions about the project, including what happens next. Check out the February 2021 frequently asked questions (PDF, 498Kb).

We are analysing the community feedback received late last year and preparing a concept design and environmental assessment for the project. These will be on display for community feedback in 2021. Work on the intersection upgrade is on track to start in late 2022.

NOV 2020

NOV 2020Preferred option identified

A grade separated interchange, or flyover, was identified as the preferred option in November 2020 and displayed for community consultation. Consultation closed on Sunday 20 December 2020.

In consultations in March 2020, the community told us safety for transport users and less congestion are key priorities for an intersection upgrade. Transport investigated a range of options and determined the preferred option would be the safest option and provide the best results for congestion, resilience and connectivity compared to other options assessed.

Check out the community update (PDF, 409Kb) to view the preferred option.

For more information on how the preferred option was selected, read the preferred strategic corridor option report (PDF, 2.83Mb) and our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 532Kb).

On Friday 4 December, the project team hosted an online Q&A to answer questions on the preferred option. Watch Program Director, Paul Vecovski and Project Manager, Matthew Burns discuss the project and before having your say by Sunday 20 December.

AUG 2020

AUG 2020Consultation report and design contractor announced

We have moved to the next phase of design of the Jervis Bay Road intersection upgrade, by releasing a consultation report following community feedback earlier this year and engaging Arcadis Australia Pacific Pty Ltd to undertake concept design and environmental assessment for the project.

Throughout the recent consultation period, the community told us what they value most when it comes to an upgraded intersection, with 62 per cent of respondents most valuing safety and 33 per cent prioritising reduced congestion.

View or download the consultation report (PDF, 10.9Mb).

We will consider all feedback and concerns alongside further traffic and transport modelling and environmental and field studies to help identify a preferred option. A preferred option will be identified and announced later this year.

APR 2020

APR 2020Facebook Live Q&A

In 2020 we held a 30 minute Facebook Live session with Princes Highway Program Director, Paul Vecovski, and Project Manager, Matthew Burns, to answer questions about the project.

If you were unable to participate in the Live Stream, you can watch the video here:

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Project information

The intersection has the highest volume of vehicle movements on the highway between Nowra and the border with Victoria and has been the location of 15 crashes in the past five years, resulting in six serious and 11 minor injuries. A safer and more reliable intersection is our priority.

Transport invited feedback on strategic options for the intersection upgrade in March 2020 Following further assessment, a grade separated interchange, or flyover, with roundabouts on either side on Jervis Bay Road was identified as the preferred option for the Jervis Bay Road and Princes Highway intersection upgrade in November 2020.

This decision followed a thorough planning, investigation and development process including a value management workshop attended by key stakeholders and technical specialists. It was determined the preferred option would achieve the proposal objectives, was the safest option and would provide the best results for congestion, resilience and connectivity compared to other options assessed.

A concept design and review of environment factors was displayed for community feedback in mid-2021.

The proposed intersection upgrade would:

  • Improve safety for all transport users
  • Reduce congestion
  • Improve resilience
  • Support pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users
  • Grow regional economies including tourism and freight
  • Improve access to local roads

Project documents

Community updates

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March 2022 community update

Jervis Bay Road and Princes Highway intersection upgrade.

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June 2021 community update

Jervis Bay Road Intersection Improvements.

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November 2020 community update

Jervis Bay Road and Princes Highway intersection upgrade.

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Review of environmental factors

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June 2021 review of environmental factors including appendices A & B

Review of environmental factors.

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Appendix C

Traffic and Transport Assessment

9.66Mb
Appendix D Part One

Noise and vibration assessment

5.72Mb
Appendix D Part Two

Noise and vibration assessment

34.4Mb
Appendix E

Socio-economic assessment

3.35Mb
Appendix F

Biodiversity assessment report

11.9Mb
Appendix G

Preliminary Site Investigation

21.2Mb
Appendix H

Flood and surface water assessment

34.5Mb
Appendix I

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment Report

18.4Mb
Appendix J

Landscape character and visual impact assessment

41.8Mb
Appendix K

Construction air quality impact assessment methodology and criteria

209Kb

Submissions report

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December 2021 submissions report

Jervis Bay Road Intersection Upgrade.

6.7Mb
Appendix A

Addendum Noise and Vibration Report.

15.5Mb
Appendix B

Biodiversity Assessment Report.

15.7Mb
Appendix C

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment Report.

20.2Mb
Appendix D

Landscape character and visual impact assessment supplementary paper.

1.87Mb

Media releases

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29 April 2022

Jervis Bay flyover gets green light

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18 June 2021

Have your say on Princes Highway and Jervis Bay Road intersection upgrade

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17 March 2020

Shaping the future of the Princes Highway

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Phone: 1800 570 562

Email: jervisbayroad@transport.nsw.gov.au

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