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

Moving traffic onto the new Princess Avenue South

Traffic is scheduled to be moved onto the new Princess Avenue South from Thursday 13 July 2017, weather permitting. The new intersection will be 20 metres north of the existing intersection and is required for the safety of motorists and workers and to help with the completion of the new bridge.

Update on recently completed work

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

View or download the most recent community update, the May 2017 project update (PDF, 3.76Mb) which highlights recent achievements and upcoming work.

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

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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