Dignams Creek – Princes Highway upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services will upgrade the Princes Highway at Dignams Creek, around 20km south of Narooma

Updates and announcements

The NSW Government has allocated $15 million in the 2016/17 budget to start construction of the Dignams Creek upgrade. We are currently assessing tenders from qualified contractors to carry out this work on our behalf. Tenders closed on Wednesday 12 October and we expect to start construction in early 2017.

Dignams Creek detailed design

Roads and Maritime Services has finalised the detailed design for the Princes Highway upgrade at Dignams Creek. View or download the October 2016 update.

Project background

Roads and Maritime will upgrade the Princes Highway at Dignams Creek, which is steep and winding in sections and has a history of crashes involving vehicles leaving the road on substandard curves.

The upgrade will improve road safety by building a new 2km section of highway to current road design standards which will be located the west of the existing Princes Highway.

Read more about this project.


  • Increased road safety by improving road alignment
  • Increased road safety at the Dignams Creek Road intersection
  • Reduced vehicle carbon emissions by improving grades and curves
  • Improved travel times for motorists on the Princes Highway
  • Safer crossings for local animals.

Key features

  • Building a new section of highway to current road design standards
  • Building a new bridge over Dignams Creek to replace the existing bridge
  • Relocating the intersection of Dignams Creek Road and the Princes Highway
  • Upgrading the existing southbound overtaking lane
  • Revegetation of the existing Princes Highway.

Next steps

Roads and Maritime is currently inviting and assessing tenders for construction and finalising pre-construction work including utility relocation. Construction is expected to start in early 2017.

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