Berry to Bomaderry - Princes Highway upgrade

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.

When completed, it will be the final piece of more than 30 kilometres of highway upgraded between Gerringong and Bomaderry since work started in 2012.

Aerial view of the existing Princes Highway between Berry and Bomaderry.

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Skills hub to deliver South Coast jobs

Local skilled workers, apprentices and trainees now have a greater opportunity to gain employment in the South Coast region as part of the Berry to Bomaderry Princes Highway upgrade.

As part of the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Skill Legacy Plan (ISLP), the Skills Training Hub was recently opened by Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey, Member for the South Coast, Shelley Hancock and Member for Kiama, Gareth Ward.

The Bomaderry Training Hub is one of four hubs being delivered alongside Roads and Maritime major roads projects and will focus on providing training and employment pathways to those currently under represented in the building and construction sector, including women, young people and Indigenous Australians.

Major work underway

Major work started in August and the NSW Government has engaged Downer Seymour Whyte Joint Venture (DSWJV) to build the upgrade.

Work on the upgrade will typically occur between 7am and 6pm on weekdays and between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays, excluding public holidays and weather permitting. The local community will be informed in advance if night work is required.

For the safety of workers, the speed limit between Mullers Lane, Berry and Cambewarra Road, Bomaderry has been reduced to 80km/h and a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h may apply during roadwork. There will be temporary stopping of highway traffic for up to two minutes as required while work is progressing.

Motorists should plan their trip, allow for extra travel time, keep to speed limits and follow the direction of traffic control and road signs.

Work is scheduled for completion in 2022.

For more information please view or download the November 2018 project update (PDF, 2.08Mb).

Construction update

Major work on the upgrade started in September this year. Work completed to date includes:

  • Relocation of utilities
  • Fencing
  • Vegetation clearing.

You can now see some of our biggest machinery in action around the project as we begin earth work.

Upcoming work for the remainder of 2018 includes:

  • Installation of drainage structures (culverts)
  • Bulk earthworks using scrapers and excavators
  • A major traffic switch off the Princes Highway onto a temporary road around Wileys Creek
  • Work on the foundations (piles) of our 11 bridges

The construction team will take a break between 21 December 2018 and 5 January 2019. The Princes Highway will remain at 80 km/h through the site during this time for the safety of motorists.

Project benefits

The project will:

  • Increase road capacity
  • Improve traffic flow
  • Deliver better and more reliable journeys
  • Increase overtaking opportunities
  • Improve safety
  • Plan for future growth

 

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