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NOV 2021Jervis Bay Road to Hawken Road upgrade prioritised
The six kilometres section of the highway between Jervis Bay Road and Hawken Road has been identified as Stage 1 of the 20 kilometre Jervis Bay Road to Sussex Inlet Road upgrade project.More information
The Federal Government has committed $400 million and the NSW Government will contribute $100 million to the Jervis Bay Road to Hawken Road upgrade. The prioritisation of the northern section follows assessments into safety, traffic efficiency, connectivity needs and environmental conditions.
OCT 2021Princes Highway upgrade program webinar series
Transport for NSW launched a Princes Highway upgrade webinar series to keep the community up to speed on what’s involved in the planning and design of the upgrade program. View previous webinars and tell us what topics we should cover in future webinars.
AUG 2021Progress until July 2021
View the latest Princes Highway upgrade program update (PDF, 1.4Mb) to see how work is progressing on the Princes Highway upgrade between Jervis Bay Road, south of Nowra, and the Victorian border.
AUG 2021CovidSafe plans in place
For the safety of the community and workers, project teams on the Jervis Bay Road and Princes Highway upgrade, Jervis Bay Road to Sussex Inlet Road, Milton Ulladulla bypass, Burrill Lake to Batemans Bay upgrade and Moruya bypass have COVID-19 Safe plans in place in line with NSW Public Health Orders. COVID-19 Safe plans consider field investigation work in the project area and travel to and from site. Current investigation work on the Princes Highway includes biodiversity and heritage studies, geotechnical investigations, flood mapping, noise monitoring and travel to and from site.More information
- Carrying out investigation work in remote areas and where social distancing can be followed
- Carrying out all engagement activities via phone or online. We are encouraging the community to phone or email the project team and will provide regular communication on our website, email and by mail for work happening near you.
- Wearing a face mask when face to face interactions are required, and maintaining a 1.5 metre distance and not shaking hands
Our teams are monitoring the situation and Transport for NSW will keep the community updated with any changes.
JUN 2021Update on Princes Highway upgrade projects
Jervis Bay Road and Princes Highway intersection upgrade – the Review of Environmental Factors and concept design is on display for community feedback until Sunday 18 July. View the Jervis Bay Road and Princes Highway intersection upgrade page for more information on the project, upcoming community information sessions and to have your say.More information
Jervis Bay Road to Sussex Inlet Road upgrade – a consultation report for the strategic corridor option has been released. Cardno Pty Ltd have been awarded the contract to deliver the concept design for the project Their current focus is on carrying out important geotechnical and survey work to identify the project’s preferred option and deliver the concept design and environmental assessment of the project. view the Jervis Bay Road to Sussex Inlet Road upgrade page to view the consultation report and for more information on what’s next.
Milton Ulladulla bypass – a consultation report has been released responding to over 2,500 comments on the preferred strategic corridor. The preferred strategic corridor option remains the preferred route because it will take more than twice the amount of traffic from the existing highway in the future, compared to western options. The preferred route also provides flexible options that will enable access to towns for residents, businesses and community members. A community co-design committee will be established to identify and recommend an option for the southern connection of the bypass and planning for the highway upgrade at Burrill Lake. View the Milton Ulladulla bypass page to view the consultation report and for more information on what’s next.
Burrill Lake co-design – we’ve announced a community co-design approach for the highway upgrade at Burrill Lake. This will bring together representatives from community groups and residents, Transport, and other government agencies to form an independent committee. This will identify and recommend a preferred option to Transport for the highway upgrade planning at Burrill Lake. View the Burrill Lake to Batemans Bay page to get involved.
Moruya bypass – We recently invited community feedback on the preferred strategic corridor option. We are reviewing feedback and preparing a community consultation report. View the Moruya bypass page for more information on next steps.
MAY 2021Site investigations
Site investigations are being carried out across Princes Highway upgrade projects. This includes geotechnical, utility survey and biodiversity studies to get a better understanding of the environmental conditions of the area and inform the design of priority projects.
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 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.More information
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.
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.More information
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.
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 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.More information
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 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.More information
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 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.More information
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.