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.

Thousands of community members attended the Community Walk in September 2017
Thousands of community members attended the Community Walk in September 2017

Updates and announcements

Recent and upcoming works

Since the new bridge opened to traffic in late September, recent work includes start of demolition of the former bridge and causeway, completion of the utility relocations and ongoing works on the shared pedestrian paths.

Upcoming work includes completion of the demolition of the former bridge and causeway, completion of roundabouts on the north and south of the new bridge, local road accesses and parking spaces and completion of the southern foreshore park and platform, remaining landscaping works and removal of the site office. Work on the Burrill Lake Bridge project is expected to be complete in coming months. We will continue to keep the community updated as the project nears its completion.

For the safety of workers and motorists, no work will occur and the site office will be closed between 22 December and 8 January. A 60 km/ h speed limit will be enforced surrounding the project area at this time. Dolphin Point Road and Princess Ave (North) will be reopened before the holiday period.

Access for pedestrians and cyclists

Roads and Maritime Services consulted closely with the community, including pedestrians and cyclists, during the design and development stages of the new Burrill Lake Bridge.

The pedestrian and off road cycle path on the new bridge will connect to new paths on both sides and link to the Ulladulla cycle path.

Pram ramps will enable pedestrians and cyclists safe access on and off the new shared path from the highway and local roads. The Burrill Lake – access for pedestrians and cyclists document (PDF, 293Kb) shows where features for pedestrians and cyclists are located.

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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