Berry to Bomaderry - Princes Highway upgrade
Roads and Maritime Services plans to upgrade the Princes Highway between Berry and Bomaderry. The upgrade will provide about 10.5 kilometres of four-lane highway with median separation between Mullers Lane, Berry and Cambewarra Road, Bomaderry.
Once the highway upgrade between Berry and Bomaderry is built it will complete four lanes of divided highway between Waterfall and Jervis Bay Road, Falls Creek.
Planning approval for the project is now in place. The NSW Government has provided $18 million in 2016/17 to continue planning for the highway upgrade.
The detailed (final) design for the highway upgrade is complete. The upgrade includes four lanes of divided highway (two lanes in each direction) that will improve road safety and traffic efficiency. This upgrade continues on from the current construction work between Foxground and Berry and the Gerringong upgrade that was officially opened to motorists in August 2015. For more information, see the community update (PDF, 7.6Mb).
View a short animation of the highway upgrade:
Current and upcoming work
As part of the planning work for the highway upgrade, Roads and Maritime Services will upgrade the roundabout at Cambewarra and Moss Vale roads to improve traffic flow.
We will be relocating electricity services this weekend between 6pm Saturday 6 and 3am Sunday 7 May, weather permitting.
Delays of up to 10 minutes on the highway are expected in both directions as the overhead electricity lines are relocated.
For the safety of workers and motorists, traffic control and a reduced 40km/h speed limit will be in place during work hours. Motorists are to follow the guidance of all signage and traffic controllers.
Work to upgrade the roundabout will involve building a left turn “slip” lane for motorists turning out of Moss Vale Road that are travelling north on the Princes Highway. The upgrade will also include an additional lane to be built on the northern side of the roundabout for motorists exiting Moss Vale Road and either travelling south on the Princes Highway or east on Cambewarra Road. For more information, view or download the letter to residents.
Roads and Maritime has completed recovery of Aboriginal heritage items and carried out archaeological investigations of non-Aboriginal heritage items within the project area. Property acquisition is currently underway and will continue in 2017.
Additional 900 metres to be built as part of Foxground and Berry bypass project
The Foxground and Berry bypass will be extended to the south, providing motorists with a further 900 metres of upgraded highway. This additional section will be built as part of the current work without increasing the construction period for the bypass.
For more information, see the August 2015 letter to residents.