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

Major construction on the new Burrill Lake Bridge has officially started. Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Duncan Gay and Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock were on site to attend the official groundbreaking ceremony on 5 April 2016.

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).

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).

Key features

Roads and Maritime Services completed the detailed design for the project in September 2015. Key features 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.

Potential benefits

Roads and Maritime’s detailed design of a higher bridge to the east of the existing crossing would:

  • Improve the overall reliability of the Princes Highway on the south coast by reducing future maintenance issues
  • Provide a lake crossing and road approaches designed above the predicted 1 in 100 year flood level
  • Improve road safety by providing new intersections to modern safety standards connecting the Princes Highway to local roads
  • Provide 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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