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

We are progressing work on the $45 million Princes Highway upgrade at Dignams Creek.

To continue construction of Dignams Creek and Dignams Creek Road bridges, some out of hours work is required. This means the project will continue to be on track. Out of hours work is planned to be carried out on Saturdays from 8am to 6pm until 16 December 2017, weather permitting.

For more information, please view the letter to residents (PDF, 50.8Kb)

Major construction work is progressing well for the upgrade, including a temporary road being built at the northern end of the project to allow for building activities in this area.

A construction update (PDF, 757Kb) was provided in October 2017 advising on recent project activity, upcoming work, and traffic arrangements/diversions over the next six months.

Photo gallery update

The 2017 photo gallery has now been updated with new construction images.

Work hours

Work will be carried out between 7am to 6pm, from Monday to Friday. Out of hours work will be carried out from 8am to 6pm on Saturdays, until 16 December 2017, weather permitting. We will give advance notice of any further work required outside these hours, including night work.

Traffic changes

The speed limit on the Princes Highway will be 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.

At the northern end of the project, all traffic along the Princes Highway will be diverted to a temporary road for around six months starting from November 2017.  This road will be about 800 metres long and will connect back to the highway just before Dignams Creek Bridge.

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