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 aims to improve road safety by widening the current highway for about 800 metres and building a new two kilometre section to current highway standards. It also involved building 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 Princes Highway upgrade at Dignams Creek has reached a major milestone with motorists now able to travel along a new two kilometre section.

Progress over the last three months includes completion of the new Dignams Creek and Dignams Creek Road Bridges, road surface and drainage work and the commencement of revegetation work.

With the project now 90 per cent complete, work will continue in the coming months on the northern end of the project area.

The overall project is on track to be completed in mid-2019, weather permitting

Work hours

Work will be carried out between 7am to 6pm, from Monday to Friday and 8am to 5pm on Saturdays.

Work hours will be extended to 9pm on weekdays from Monday 18 February to complete road resurfacing work on 1.5 kilometres of existing Highway south of Dignams Creek Road.

We will give advance notice of any further work required outside these hours, including night work.

Traffic changes

Traffic has moved to the western side of the alignment at the northern end of the project. Work will continue on the eastern side in coming months.

Temporary access to Dignams Creek Road is available via the existing Princes Highway. A new Princes Highway and Dignams Creek Road intersection will open when the project is complete.

For the safety of road users and our workers, the speed limit on the Princes Highway may be reduced through the worksite at Dignams Creek. Stop/slow traffic control and temporary traffic lights may also be needed from time to time to keep the worksite safe. We will keep any delays to a minimum.

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