Princes Highway

Princes Highway upgrade program

We have a plan to deliver a safe, reliable, efficient and connected network for all transport users.

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JAN 2021

JAN 2021Traffic data collection

Traffic data collection is being carried out on the Princes Highway throughout Milton, Ulladulla, Burrill Lake, Lake Tabourie and Moruya over the summer holiday period to further assess how tourism and increased visitation to the region impacts the transport network, to inform the design of the Milton Ulladulla bypass and Moruya bypass projects.

DEC 2020

DEC 2020Milton Ulladulla bypass consultation period extended

The consultation period for the Milton Ulladulla bypass was extended to Sunday 14 February to get a better understanding of how the transport network operates during the peak holiday season.. The consultation period for the Jervis Bay Road and Princes Highway intersection upgrade and Jervis Bay Road to Sussex Inlet Road upgrade closed on Sunday 20 December. Work is now underway to prepare consultation reports, which will explain how feedback has assisted with the development of each project.

We are also carrying out additional traffic data collection throughout Milton, Ulladulla, Burrill Lake and Lake Tabourie over the summer holiday period to assess how the anticipated increase in visitation impacts the transport network.

The preferred strategic corridor for the Milton Ulladulla bypass provides greater connection to town centres when compared to west-of-Burrill Lake bypass options, enabling more traffic to use the bypass during weekday and peak holiday periods while making day-to-day local journeys in and around town centres safer and more reliable.

The location of northern and southern connections to the Princes Highway and the local road network is subject to further investigation and Transport for NSW is currently seeking feedback from the community to inform the next stage of the planning process.”

The need for further highway upgrades south of the bypass will be considered as part of the Burrill Lake to Batemans Bay upgrade project.

For more information on how the preferred option was selected view the preferred strategic corridor option report at nswroads.work/miltonulladullabypass and at Ulladulla Library.

The community is invited to provide their feedback by online survey via Princes Highway upgrade program, email princeshighway@transport.nsw.gov.au and phone (1800 719 759).

NOV 2020

NOV 2020Early options for three projects on display

The preferred option for the Jervis Bay Road and Princes Highway intersection upgrade and preferred strategic corridor options for Jervis Bay Road to Sussex Inlet Road upgrade and Milton Ulladulla bypass are on display.

Have your say

The community is invited to have their say until Sunday 20 December 2020. Have your say.

Meet the team

Due oto current health advice, community information sessions will be held online on the following dates:

  • Jervis Bay Road intersection, Friday 4 December, 10am to 10.30am;
  • Jervis Bay Road to Sussex Inlet Road upgrade, Friday 4 December, 12.30pm to 1pm;
  • Milton Ulladulla bypass, Monday 7 December, 2pm to 2.30pm;

Visit www.facebook.com/NSWRoads/events to join us.

What next?

All feedback will be considered as the designs are refined and developed, and environmental assessments are prepared.

Following community feedback, the environmental assessment and concept design for each project will be placed on display for community feedback. We will keep the community updated as planning and development for each project progresses.

NOV 2020

NOV 2020Princes Highway upgrade 20 year plan

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 2020Five projects move to next planning phase

Contracts have been awarded for the strategic investigation and design for five sections of highway proposed to be upgraded between Jervis Bay Road, Falls Creek, and Moruya.

The Princes Highway upgrade between Jervis Bay Road and Sussex Inlet Road, Burrill Lake and Batemans Bay and Jervis Bay Road intersection, Milton Ulladulla bypass. and Moruya bypass projects have moved ahead to the next planning phase as part of our commitment to deliver a safer Princes Highway.

Contracts have been awarded to:

  • Jervis Bay Road intersection upgrade - Arcadis Australia Pacific Pty Ltd
  • Jervis Bay to Sussex Inlet upgrade – Cardno (NSW/ACT) Pty Ltd
  • Milton Ulladulla bypass - Arcadis Australia Pacific Pty Ltd
  • Burrill Lake to Batemans Bay upgrade – AECOM Australia Pty Ltd
  • Moruya bypass – Arup Australia Pty Ltd

These upgrades aim to address over 300 crashes on these sections of the highway since 2014.

AUG 2020

AUG 2020Tree removal to improve bushfire resilience

Transport for NSW is removing high risk trees on the Princes Highway to deliver a more bushfire resilient highway network. Trees at risk of falling or impacting the road network during or after a bushfire will be identified for removal. The tree removal work aims to help prepare communities for future bushfire seasons, improve evacuation routes and get people and freight moving quicker on the highway and surrounding roads following a bushfire.

Our team will only remove high risk trees and environmentally sensitive areas will be carefully assessed and impacts to local wildlife will be minimised. Aboriginal culture and heritage will also be respected and carefully assessed as part of this process.

The community will start to see high risk trees marked for removal from early August.

Project information

Since 2011, $2.5 billion in highway upgrades has delivered a safer Princes Highway. A further $960 million has been committed to improve the Princes Highway between Jervis Bay Road and Moruya to create more mobile and better connected regional centres for locals, visitors and freight.

  • Improving safety for local communities, visitors and freight who all share the road
  • Easing traffic congestion
  • Better connecting communities through improved local access
  • Transforming the South Coast of NSW and catering to its growth
  • Better connecting communities through improved local access
  • Easing traffic congestion
  • Creating more reliable journeys
  • Enabling more efficient movement of freight
  • Growing regional economies through improved access to regional centres
  • Improve the atmosphere of regional town centres for the benefit of locals, pedestrians and businesses.

Projects

Projects in construction

Roads and Maritime Services is building an extension of the M1 Princes Motorway between Yallah and Oak Flats to bypass Albion Park Rail. The NSW Government is funding the $630 million project. The bypass would complete the 'missing link' for a high standard road between Sydney and Bomaderry.

For more information, see the Albion Park Rail bypass project.

Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading the Princes Highway between Berry and Bomaderry. The $450 million project will improve safety, increase road capacity, improve traffic flow and deliver better and more reliable journeys on this section of the highway.

For more information, see the Berry to Bomaderry upgrade project.

The $274 million project will build better connections in and around Batemans Bay for motorists, freight, river users, pedestrians and cyclists. Major work started in early 2019 and is planned to be complete in early 2023.

For more information, see the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project.

Transport for NSW is building a new four lane bridge over the Shoalhaven River, upgraded intersections and additional lanes on the Princes Highway. The project will improve traffic flow and ease congestion on a major section of the Princes Highway and deliver faster and more reliable journeys within the Nowra-Bomaderry area.

The NSW and Australian Governments have each committed $342 million to the project.

For more information, see the Nowra Bridge project.

Projects in planning

The Jervis Bay Road and Princes Highway intersection has one of 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.

Planning has progressed to the next phase, with the design contract recently awarded to Arcadis Australia Pacific Pty Ltd.

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.

For more information, see the Jervis Bay intersection upgrade project.

Planning for a Milton Ulladulla bypass is underway.

A bypass would deliver safer and more reliable journeys between South Coast communities and ease congestion especially during peak holiday periods by removing the need for vehicles to pass through 20 separate intersections.

Planning has progressed to the next phase, with the design contract recently awarded to Arcadis Australia Pacific Pty Ltd.

It will also increase road safety after 85 crashes were recorded in the existing highway corridor through Milton and Ulladulla in a five-year period to 2018.

A bypass would improve the atmosphere of Milton and Ulladulla town centres for locals, pedestrians and businesses and enhance the appeal of the area to tourists.

Planning has progressed to the next phase, with the design contract recently awarded to Arcadis Australia Pacific Pty Ltd.

For more information, see the Milton Ulladulla bypass project.

Planning for Moruya bypass is underway.

A Moruya bypass would deliver safer and more reliable journeys between South Coast communities for locals, visitors and freight operator and ease congestion especially during peak holiday periods.

A bypass would improve the atmosphere of the Moruya town centre for locals, pedestrians and businesses and enhance the appeal of the area to tourists and improve safety for vulnerable road users by taking heavy vehicles off the main street.

For more information, see the Moruya bypass project.

Transport for NSW is delivering safer and more reliable journeys on the South Coast by progressing the upgrade on Princes Highway between Jervis Bay Road and Sussex Inlet Roads.

Planning has progressed to the next phase, with the design contract recently awarded to Cardno (NSW/ACT) Pty Ltd.

For more information, see the Jervis Bay Road to Sussex Inlet upgrade project.

Transport for NSW is delivering safer and more reliable journeys on the South Coast by progressing the upgrade of the Princes Highway upgrade between Burrill Lake and Batemans Bay.

Planning has progressed to the next phase, with the design contract recently awarded to AECOM Australia Pty Ltd.

For more information, see the Burrill Lake to Batemans Bay project.

Projects completed

Roads and Maritime Services officially opened the Princes Highway upgrade at Gerringong in August 2015. The upgrade provides 7.5 kilometres of upgraded highway between Mount Pleasant and Toolijooa Road and includes two new interchanges with access to Gerringong and Gerroa.

For more information, see the Gerringong upgrade project.

The Foxground and Berry bypass opened in November 2017. The bypass includes  a four-lane divided highway (two lanes in each direction) with median separation for 12.5 kilometres of the Princes Highway between Toolijooa Road and just south of Andersons Lane. The upgrade also includes a bypass of the existing winding highway at Foxground and a bypass of Berry with access ramps at the north and south of the town.

For more information, see the Foxground and Berry Bypass project.

Roads and Maritime Services has completed the upgrade to the Princes Highway at Termeil Creek The project involved building a new wider bridge over Termeil Creek and realignment of approximately 1.6 kilometres of the Princes Highway to improve the curves north of the bridge. Construction was completed in mid 2016.

Roads and Maritime Services has completed the new Burrill Lake Bridge on the Princes Highway, just south of Ulladulla. Construction of this $58 million project was complete in March 2018.

For more information, see the Burrill Lake Bridge project.

Project documents

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25 February 2021

Safety improvements on Princes Highway from Turlinjah to Bodalla

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15 April 2020

Strategic plan for Princes Highway upgrade moves forward

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2 April 2020

Meet the Princes Highway upgrade team for a Q&A session on Facebook live

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17 March 2020

Shaping the future of the Princes Highway

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Phone: 1800 719 759

Email: princeshighway@transport.nsw.gov.au

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