Burrill Lake Bridge - Princes Highway upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services is constructing 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

Traffic moves onto the new Burrill Lake Bridge

Highway traffic moved onto the new bridge on Friday 29 September. This will impact north and southbound highway traffic and access to local roads from McDonalds Parade to the north to the Dolphin Point Road roundabout south of Burrill Lake. Please see the notification map (PDF, 438Kb) to view the traffic changes in detail and follow the direction of traffic controllers and signs during your journey.

For the latest traffic updates, you can call 132 701, visit or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

From mid October work will start on removing the existing causeway. Other upcoming work includes completion of nearby roundabouts and local road access, car parking, cyclist and pedestrian paths and the southern foreshore including the new fishing platform.

2500 local residents walk over new bridge

The community was invited to walk the new Burrill Lake Bridge on Saturday 23 September.

Over 2500 community members attended the event which aimed to thank local residents, businesses and motorists for their patience and support of the project since construction began in mid 2016.

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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