Burrill Lake Bridge - Princes Highway upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services has started construction on the new Burrill Lake Bridge on the Princes Highway, just south of Ulladulla. Construction of this $58 million project is expected to be complete by early 2018, weather permitting.

Burrill Lake Bridge

Updates and announcements

Update on completed work

Work on the project is progressing and is expected to be complete in early 2018, weather permitting.

Since construction began in April 2016, the following progress has been made:

  • Closure of Dolphin Point Road at the Princes Highway to allow for the safety of motorists and workers during construction
  • Construction of the site office at Lions Park, Burrill Lake
  • Construction of the temporary work platform to safely build the permanent structure and remove the existing causeway
  • Installation of environmental protection measures including 500 metres of protective curtains around the construction areas and two water quality basins 
  • Safe construction of 30 bridge piles (columns) and 240 beams
  • Temporary closure of and work on Princess Avenue and McDonald Parade for utility and drainage work
  • Relocation of all impacted electrical utilities. Sewer and water utility relocations are ongoing.

Upcoming work

Upcoming work includes:

  • Moving highway traffic permanently onto the new 290 metre long bridge. This will include pedestrian and cycle paths
  • Moving highway traffic onto temporary new road alignments to allow for completion of roundabouts on either side of the crossing to connect the A1 Princes Highway to local roads
  • Completion of pedestrian paths underneath both ends of the new bridge. This will enable pedestrians to safely cross the highway in five locations
  • Completion of noise screening fence on the northern side of the bridge
  • Start work on removal of the existing causeway and bridge
  • Start work on the southern foreshore park, toilet facilities and fishing platform
  • Start work on improved car parking near businesses to the north and south of the bridge
  • Relocation of bus stops for the safety of travellers
  • Revegetation around work areas and ongoing maintenance of environmental measures.

Temporary closure of Dolphin Point Road at the Princes Highway

The northern end of Dolphin Point Road at the Princes Highway will be the location for a site compound and work area. This section of Dolphin Point Road will be temporarily closed to local traffic from late March 2016 until early 2017, weather permitting. This will allow for the safety of motorists and workers during construction of the project. For more information on the closure view the letter to residents (PDF, 225Kb).

Community update - March 2016

Community updates are regularly prepared to provide you with an update on the project, key features, construction impacts and work hours. View or download the March project update (PDF, 901Kb).

Key features

Key features of the project include:

  • A 290 metre long bridge spanning the lake on a new alignment to the east of the existing bridge
  • Roundabouts on either side of the crossing to connect the A1 Princes Highway to local roads
  • A pedestrian and cycle path on the new bridge, connecting to new paths on both sides and linking to the Ulladulla cycle path
  • Pedestrian paths underneath both ends of the new bridge. There would be a total of five locations where pedestrians can safely cross the highway
  • The new bridge and highway would be higher than the future 1 in 100 year flood level and reduce the impact of flooding
  • Complete removal of the existing causeway and bridge
  • A southern foreshore park on the existing bridge approach.

Project benefits

Benefits of the project include:

  • Improving the overall reliability of the Princes Highway on the south coast by reducing future maintenance issues
  • Providing a lake crossing and road approaches designed above the 1 in 100 year flood level
  • Improving road safety by providing new intersections to modern safety standards connecting the Princes Highway to local roads
  • Providing improved pedestrian and cyclist access and safety.

Review of Environmental Factors

The review of environmental factors assesses the potential environmental, economic and social impacts associated with the proposed upgrade and recommends measures to minimise any potential impacts identified. The review of environmental factors also includes detailed information from specialist studies undertaken by Roads and Maritime to determine whether the proposal is likely to have significant effect on the environment. You can view the Review of Environmental Factors on the project documents page.

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