Bulli Pass

Between 1996 and 2006 the then Roads and Traffic Authority carried out various investigations into the feasibility of providing a new crossing of the escarpment or improving the existing one at Bulli Pass.

Updates and announcements

Bulli Pass (Princes Highway) closure - Tuesday 4 October to Monday 5 December 2016

Bulli Pass will be closed for two months to install 1.1 kilometres of fencing to minimise rock falls onto the road and improve safety for motorists. For more information please visit the project page.

Project background

Details of these investigations and future steps regarding the ongoing management of Bulli Pass can be found in the Bulli Pass Strategic Review.

These reports have contributed to the planning needs for the Illawarra road network.and include the following outcomes:

  • Construction of a road tunnel is cost prohibitive, potentially unsafe due to steep grades and unlikely to provide value for money
  • Investing in a high cost solution will not improve the steep grade of the road
  • The need to integrate strategic planning for the Illawarra road network with the Outer Sydney Orbital corridor investigations.

Future steps include:

  • Prepare a corridor strategy for Bulli Pass between George Avenue and Bulli Tops, to define how travel needs will be managed over the next 20 years (scheduled to be completed by late 2016)
  • Carry out a traffic and safety study of Princes Highway through Bulli (scheduled to be completed by late 2016)
  • Continue maintenance activities on Bulli Pass.
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