Dignams Creek - Princes Highway upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading the Princes Highway at Dignams Creek, around 20kms south of Narooma.

The $45 million upgrade will improve road safety by widening the current highway for about 800 metres and building a new two kilometre section to current highway standards. It will also include new bridges over Dignams Creek and Dignams Creek Road.

The upgrade is expected to be completed by mid 2019, weather permitting.

View of the existing Princes Highway at Dignams Creek
View of the existing Princes Highway at Dignams Creek

Updates and announcements

The $45 million Dignams Creek upgrade is on track to be completed in mid 2019, weather permitting with the overall project now over 70 per cent complete.

Roads and Maritime has appointed Fulton Hogan to complete the upgrade following York Civil going into voluntary administration in August 2018.

Progress over the last three months includes retaining wall construction for Dignams Creek Road Bridge, earth and drainage works, and the installation of a wildlife crossing under the new section of highway – connecting local wildlife between the two National Parks.

In the next three months, work will focus on completing both Dignams Creek and Dignams Creek Road Bridges and continuing road surface and drainage upgrades along the new alignment.

Photo gallery update

The photo gallery has been updated with new construction images.

Work hours

Work will be carried out between 7am to 6pm, from Monday to Friday and 8am to 5pm on Saturdays. We will give advance notice of any further work required outside these hours, including night work.

Traffic changes

Changes to traffic conditions remain in place. Motorists are continuing along an 800m temporary road at the northern end of the new highway section where a reduced speed limit of 60km/h is in place. The temporary road connects back to the highway just before Dignams Creek Bridge and has been built to allow for building activities in this area.

With the construction of the retaining walls for Dignams Creek Road Bridge, a reduced speed limit of 40km/h remains in place on Dignams Creek Road.

The speed limit on the Princes Highway is reduced through the worksite at times. Stop/slow traffic control may be needed from time to time to keep the worksite safe. We will keep any delays to a minimum.

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